The Roots To Debut NBA Musical At The All Star Game

According to Billboard, the Philly Hip Hop crew will present a NBA-themed musical just before the big game, which is scheduled to take place on February 19.


The musical, composed by The Roots and titled The Evolution of Greatness, will tell the story of the NBA, dating back to the 1950s, with help from a who’s who of talent, including Creed actor Michael B. Jordan and singer/rapper Jidenna. Darryl McDaniels of Run D.M.C., DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Hamilton star Daveed Diggs will lend their talents to the production as well.


Khaled is also said to provide the soundtrack for Saturday’s (February 18) three-point shootout contest. 

NBA All-Star Game starts at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 19 on TNT.

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