Based on the most recent 2011 NBA All-Star Game Latest Updates, the basketball exhibition game which will take place on February 20, 2011 at the Staples Center, will showcase the talents of Grammy Award winning international entertainers Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz. The performance of Lenny Kravitz is part of the playerâ€™s introductions while Rihanna is the featured entertainer during the halftime show. Kravitz is expected to perform his new song â€œCome on Get itâ€ which will signal the entrance of the players from the Eastern and Western Conference teams onto the hard-court. Josh Groban, the multi-platinum superstar, is assigned to render the national anthem of the United States while the R&B singer Melanie Fiona will belt out the lyrics for the Canadian national anthem. At halftime, the talented Rihanna will perform â€œWhatâ€™s My Nameâ€ and â€œOnly Girl (In the World)â€ from her current album entitled â€œLoud.â€
The 2011 NBA All-Star Game latest updates also reveal the complete lineup for the Eastern and Western Conference teams. The Eastern Conference team which will be coached by Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics will have LeBron James, Amarâ€™e Stoudamire, Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, Al Horford, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo in its roster.
The Western Conference team on the other hand will headline Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Yao Ming, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dirk Nowitzki, Russell Westbrook, and Deron Williams in its lineup.Â The Western Conference team will be having San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich at its helm. The 2011 NBA All-Star Game latest updates also reveal that due to injury, Yao Ming will not be playing for the Western Conference All Stars and no replacement has been announced by the NBA at this time. There are a total of three first time All Stars for this edition of the games and all of them are from the Western Conference team.