Last night basketball fans were out in full force to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Jordan Melo M8 with star player Carmelo Anthony. Event MC DJ Enuff and radio personality Angie Martinez of Hot 97 helped warm up the crowd for surprise performer — and fellow New Yorker — Nas, who took the stage later in the evening.

Following the performance, Anthony was joined by Hornets point guard Chris Paul and the two spent the night hanging out and posing for pictures with partygoers. While both athletes are signed under the Jordan Brand, this helped build speculation that the Knicks will be signing Paul should he become a free agent.

For those who were not able to attend, the event was also simulcast on the Jordan Brand website.