CLEVELAND — Some of those who gave the NBA its global appeal will be there to celebrate the league's 75th anniversary during a special halftime celebration at Sunday's All-Star Game.
Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will host members of the diamond team for the ceremony, which honors the league's best players and milestone moments since the founding of the NBA.
The official list has not been released. The 75th team has 61 players.
The league hosted the 50th anniversary team in 1997 during All-Star Weekend Cleveland. 47 players were present.
R&B performer Usher, director Spike Lee and actors Tiffany Haddish and Anthony Anderson will narrate the ceremony, which will conclude with Grammy Award-winning group Earth, Wind & Fire performing their hit “Shining Star.”
Machine Gun Kelly, a Cleveland native, and DJ D-Nice will introduce 2022 NBA All-Stars. Macy Gray, a four-time Grammy winner and a native Ohioan, will sing the national anthem. Ryland James, a Toronto native, will perform “O Canada”.
Mary J. Blige and Gunna, Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne will be performing at Saturday Night's All-Star Saturday Night.