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Pregame Coverage Live | 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Pregame Coverage Live | 2020 NBA All-Star Game
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and I'm here with my fellow fellows of the night

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and we are so excited to be here I must say one of the special things about NBA all-

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weekend is that we bring all of the fans together and I always say our differences make us stronger but I will be better makes us together and I love that and so we're together different teams representing its what it means and not only are we here to have a good time
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Chicago's amazing city but most importantly we're here for a great cause now Mel you and I are over there with the organization's tell us a little bit about more about those so like Allie said we are all here for a great cause obviously we're here to have some fun but most importantly we want to raise some money for these Chicago area kids and teens we are so excited to be doing so and I do have to say I am honored to be here with both of you I mean you're representing
Brooklyn you're representing Chicago Roman and I'm just so honored to be here with both of you two of the best hosts in the NBA again we're all here for a great cause we're gonna see some all-

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entertainment some all-

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players literally the best players in the NBA and Roman this is your hometown how does it feel to be here right now I'm gonna Chicago we've waited a long time to bring the all-

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bash back to the Windy City since 1988 the whole world is watching
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Sunday nights the house did Jordan Bill Chicago make so far please welcome team NBA family is thrilled to partner with make-a-wish by hosting two special guests and their families please join us in giving a warm welcome to our friends from make-a-wish once-in-a-lifetime experiences for individuals diagnosed with critical illnesses the NBA and State Farm are all about making the cyst on and off of the court as part of the 2019

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from the core finally security officials or guest services we have a very special tribute to Kobe Bryant that will be performed by Chicago native Jennifer Hudson tonight's

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is going to be played under an innovative new set of rules that will make every possession matter more team units and team LeBron will be competing to win each of the first three quarters the winner of each 12-minute quarter will be the team that scores the most points within that quarter and each quarter is
worth $100,000 to the winning team's charity if both teams score the same number of points within a quarter the charity donation at stake for that quarter will be added to the next quarters prize pool the winner of the 69th an NBA all-

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will be the first team to reach the final target the final target score will be the leading team's total score from the first three quarters plus 24 points in a tribute to Kobe Bryant for example if team LeBron leads Team be honest with a score of
100 to 95 the first three quarters the final target score is 124 or 100 plus 20 for the fourth quarter we'll begin with the clock turned off and each team's total score from the first three quarters on the main scoreboard the team that hits or surpasses the final target score wins the

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and will earn an additional $200,000 for its selected charity to see hello Chicago Chicago how you doing we lost two NBA family members who meant so much to the league to our fans and also
to communities all over the country David Stern was one of the greatest commissioners that any league has ever seen actually at the all-

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in Orlando when I had just announced HIV David Stern allowed me to play in the

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and he actually saved my life and he also saved millions of people's

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s who were living with HIV around the world he allow players like myself and all these young players to be in households all over the world thank God we have his vision was to have the NBA be a
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and now look how many international players we have playing in the NBA today is made the

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better because of that and then number eight and number 24 Kobe Bryant I'm gonna say that one more time because that that cheer should be a little bit louder Kobe Bryant there you go we'll never see another basketball player quite like Kobe scoring 81 points in one

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scoring 60 points in his last

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and then winning five NBA championships but what I'm really proud about
when we think about Kobe Bryant there's millions of people in Los Angeles who don't have a home Kobe was fighting to get them homes and shelter every single day he was passionate about that he was also passionate about being a great father husband filmmaker young man wanna ask her so we all are hurting this is a tough time for the whole NBA family and if I can get you all to rise right quick there you go all I want you to do just for both David and Kobe just hold hands for one second we
need to really embrace each other at this time this tough time come together love each other Kobe would have wanted that that's very important and if we can just have it quiet for eight seconds god bless you now and how ironic is is that Kobe has worked out with a lot of these guys and or giving them great advice he was always there for all of us in one way or another so to pay tribute to Kobe Chicago's own Jennifer Hudson we be you again we won't say goodbye for this we
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come and we go for hard work determination cycle fighting who survived Chicago when I think about heritage we all know the story a lot of the greatest people are from Chaka Khan time at the Astra gates Vince Vaughn Barney I think the Blues Buddy Guy so you talking to the right guy nah man then some of the ball players that came from here Cappie Pondexter Derrick Rose D wait is from here Isiah Thomas walked these streets Doc Rivers Martha why're we playing Michael
Jordan to give the whole city in inspiration when I was growing up I would visualize that I was Michael Jordan doing autumn air moves that we had never seen some guys just got that stuff I think it was born with greatest ever such a basketball Chicago supported me I tried to pull that mine at the bargain for that he was showing up to watch Michael Jordan about providing excellence championships it's like a tattoo it's not removable we don't know what we have without resistance
Michael joy it's a partnership we all can move the city you think about common chance to rap Oprah Obama the Obamas their charisma these are our heroes they have swag I walk out on the stage I say mr. president Chicagoans love their sports we know that 88 was something special it's so historical what happened in last Chicago Waldo to put on a jersey as an NBA all-

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it was beautiful eight years old I got to go to all-

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88 I remember trying to get tickets I didn't know tickets
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back then let me tell you something not only was I too busy but I was too broke I remember Mike playing in that

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and Jay he's the goat I think you're right about that I like a wimp there was never a more charismatic figure on the court Jordan was the MVP and the crowd just going insane those moments stay with you pretty surprising to me that it's taking this long for the all-

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to come back it's about time we're glad to have the all-

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here we're getting ready to bring that joy in that lights our city the energy will be really hot you get the field which Chicago was the all-

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is something you just see on social media so many different celebrities all the biggest actors and people that I'm hands up everybody loves amazing and athletic ballers all the raw Hooper's are gonna be on the same floor music and lights go off big arenas to 30,000 people there's so much fun to seed it he's ready on a 16:9
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that MVP when I think of a masterpiece there is not a better example of a disciple of Michael Jordan than Kobe Bryant a masterpiece is the closest thing to perfect I feel like we're gonna celebrate and value this all-

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celebrate the legacy of Kobe we're gonna feel the spirit of Kobe Bryant throughout take this whole thing as a moment to appreciate life and to appreciate putting everything that you can into the things that you love
hey Shawn it's time for bed a young boy gazed in the sky wondering what it means to be from the shy he had a need to fly in search of his wings you see to Rob's

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s and also hoop dreams saints and angels were singing songs of what he could be he closed his eyes and imagined driven into destiny you see for where he stood he could see the

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s so he asked himself how do I get to where they are if this city could talk it was saying hey man you're from Chicago the land of Fred
Hampton and jean-baptiste Osamu and better tomorrow's as long as you follow your heart of the city a love the

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ted at Foster Park and whooping out the dog or even in the snow when we couldn't shoot jump shots cuz the high hard the wind would blow so we take it to the hole a lot deep Rose if the city could salt it was safe from the concrete we rose a place of deep Souls some ballers street clothes nice with the shot but in the paint we depots they're coming from South City
there's a lot they put up on us but whatever they say they gonna say just fall if this city could talk it would say you from the land of chosen children so whenever you get on that Court you carry the spirit of being Wilson and the feeling of street legends whose

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s we all cherish I'm talking Ronnie feels Mack Irvin trash and Billy the Kid Harris and legends of Chicago who are basketball gods today like Mark McGwire kg Isaiah and Tim Hardaway they said your DNA if you can see you can
be the way do you know the story of the young boy back in the day he was on a bus ride with his sister not knowing where life were taking chopped off to

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with his father at a West Side location now he was a highly touted but himself he never doubted for dreams our destinations you never know how they could be routed and though the

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was crowded selphie make a name the world would call him flash this city knows him as Dewayne waited in the waters sonofa quarters in the

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became an NBA
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great that says the Hall of Fame what I'm saying is if you love the

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it doesn't have a tight you met this girl when you was 10 years old she'll be the love of your life let me frame this picture for you join artists you can be said the sport with dr. King is two marches City consult it would say go beyond Chicago's which you to the fire just like Chaka Khan if the city could talk it would talk aha MJ saw it on a city's answer prayer now he jumped from the free-throw line
and dunk with his son out in the 88 all-

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when the New Jordans was brung out bring comb-out bringol mouth you'll bring out the best in the Great's and inspire others like 23 did for eight you see he used his

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to touch the world then Kobe Bryant four hours a day you put it to get the salary and being from Chicago you can possess that mom Jason and that's to fight so even in the darkest times you'll feel Kobe's life the nation like Obama he came up you to have
that comma and with all that armor you'll still need others for the mission remember for every Jordan there's got to be a bit to flight

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s you see you shine just as bright and now Chicago and now world get ready for your

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let's be honest this is his first from the defendant championship rano Raptors Nick nurse words and now fatigue Yanis reserves making this all-

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debut going hard in the paint is his style from the Miami Heat BAM Adebayo in this breakout
season represented by you kingdom first-time all-

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from the New Orleans elegance Brandon Eagle think you can shake this first-time all-

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whole con travel friend from the to cha chastised Eiffel Tower Rudy Gobert from inside or outside either way he'll get you first-time all-

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from the Utah Jazz Jonathan Spyder Mitchell he's a two-time all stop so you know you'll get it done from the Milwaukee Bucks give it up for Chris Middleton like a protest on the court he's an
all-time disrupter from the Miami Heat now give it up here from the champion Serrano Ratliff

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la's 14y honest 20:19 all-rookie first scene and he's only just begun from the Atlanta Hawks they call it ice we also know of his trade young yeah a four-time all-

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he handles the rock like Gibraltar from the Boston Celtics give it up for Kemper welcome these kids most improved player and tonight he's ready to rock them here from the world champion serrano Raptors give it up for
Pascal Siegel's a big man with big skills yes indeed from the Philadelphia 76ers joelle MP the reigning MVP can drive the lane with no refusal from the Milwaukee Bucks the captain it's a two-fold ladies and gentlemen one more time 14 yards we'll be giving it their all but the school matters an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the

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s of the Chicago and summer opportunities but yes yes y'all yo let's meet team LeBron he buys the team like a mogul
from the Los Angeles Lakers to coach Frank Vogel unable to play due to injury but anyway on the court you can kill it from the Portland Trailblazers give it up for my man Jaime and it's like a pressure cooker first time I'll stop for the Phoenix Suns Devin Booker we knew he'd be an all-

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from everything you've shown us from the indiana pacers the manchester bonus he got crazy skills that you can't overstate them from the Boston Celtics first time Jason Statham
represents the three-point range from the lane he'll give you a dosage from the Denver Nuggets two-time all-

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the Joker yeah from the land down under he's always all about windage from the Philadelphia 76ers y'all give it up for Vince seven known for his fashion but his triple-doubles eyes best look from the Houston Rockets give it up for Russell Westbrook a since I'm all-

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he's a general with the ball from the Oklahoma City Thunder the great Chris Paul and now the

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ters for Team LeBron a league MVP who breaks ankles with no pardon from the Houston Rockets the league's leading scorer James Hart he may not talk the line but on the court he gives the clinic a four-time all-

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from the LA Clippers - why this our size the truth keeping the defense honest the reigning Rookie of the Year from the Dallas Mavericks Luca Dantas a seven-time all-

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one of the ten races greatest from the south side of Chicago and in Los Angeles sixteen time all-

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three-time NBA champion we continue to witness his range one of the greatest to play the

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for Chicago scholars a program making a real difference by mentoring next generation of leaders transforming their neighborhoods and our city ladies and gentlemen I go by the name of common Chicago as well from it's the greatest city in the world everybody to watch the greatest players in the world do their thing and y'all rated for it are y'all ready for the greatest

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in the world what
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let's hear it one more time for common and your

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ladies and gentlemen at this time we ask if you're able that you please rise and now here to perform Oh Canada please welcome a Weyburn saskatchewan Eidos and revival recording artist - Neil arts glowing hearts we see thee the True North strong and free Oh far and wide okay we stand on guard for thee Oh we stand Oh Oh we stand on guard now presenting the colors is the Chicago Army recruiting
battalion color guard here to perform the

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-spangled banner is a Klingon singer-songwriter and ten time Grammy winner from Chicago Chaka Khan oh say can you see what so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and dry let's find wool the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming the night that I was true one more round of applause for Tennille ours and the assistant coaches for Team Yanis from the Toronto Raptors Adrian Griffin
and Jim sands the assistant coaches 14 LeBron from the Los Angeles Lakers Phil handy Lionel hollow and Jason Kidd the officials for the 69th NBA all-

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in his 22nd season and making his second all-

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appearance number eights Crew Chief Mark Davis making his first all-

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appearance in his 16th season number 42 referee Eric Lewis and also making his first all-

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appearance in his 20th season number 61 umpire Courtney Kirk blue under an innovative new set of rules
that will make every possession for Team Yanis and team LeBron will be competing to win each of the first three quarters the winner of each 12-minute quarter will be the team that scores the most points within that quarter and each quarter is worth $100,000 to the winning team's charity if both teams score the same number of points within a quarter the maturity donation at stake for that quarter will be headed to the next quarters prize pool the winner of the 69th NBA all-

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will be
the first team to reach the final target the final targets nor will be the leading team's total score from the first three quarters plus 24 points in attributes to Kobe Bryant for example if team LeBron leads Team be honest with a score of 100 to 95 after the first three quarters the final target score is 124 for 100 plus 20 for the fourth quarter we'll begin with the clock turned off 10 each team's total score from the first three quarters on the main scoreboard the team that hits
or surpasses the final target score wins the

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and will earn an additional $200,000 for its selected charity all right Chicago the time is down and now here's the deal we gotta get this entire arena high so we're gonna do it respectively on our side I got the north side I'm gonna go over here on the east side let's go to make a difference in the community tonight 24 the best basketball players in the world will write the next chapter in that story with a brand new format
every quarter of the 69th NBA all-

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between team LeBron and team Yas will be more meaningful $100,000 are at stake in each of the first three quarters and $200,000 are up for grabs for the squad that comes out on top at the end but the real winners will be the two local charities being represented by the

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s here's a look at those two organizations after school matters and chicken dollar tonight's thieves are wearing special commemorative jerseys team
LeBron is wearing number 24 teimi ominous is where a number 24 and simply colin is wearing jinke Brian all the guitars January 26 tragedy