Prior to Sunday night's All-Star Game, Jennifer Hudson performed a special planned tribute to Kobe Bryant. Hudson delivered a stirring rendition of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway‘s 1972 hit, "For All We Know."
The performance was announced by the league on Thursday, as this year's ASG took place at Chicago's United Center. Note that Chicago is Hudson's hometown:
Hudson's tribute was preceded by Magic Johnson addressing the crowd about the losses of both Bryant and longtime commissioner David Stern:
During the game itself, players will honor Kobe and his late daughter, Gianna, by wearing their respective jersey numbers. Team LeBron will wear Gianna's No. 2, while Team Giannis will wear Kobe's No. 24. After the game, the player deemed the MVP for the night will be the first to win that award since the league decided to officially call it the Kobe Bryant MVP Award.