The Roots to Perform an Original NBA Themed Musical Titled “The Evolution of Greatness” During ASW

I can already tell this is going to be dope.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that The Roots will compose and perform an original NBA-themed musical titled “The Evolution of Greatness,” joined by Tony® Award-winning Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs, Grammy® Award-winning DJ and producer DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, recording artist and producer Jidenna, and Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, prior to the introduction of the 2017 NBA All-Star East and West teams on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans. “The Evolution of Greatness” will take viewers through a historical, musical and visual journey from the 1950s to the present.

On Saturday Feb. 18, multi-platinum band and JBL Global Brand Ambassador DNCE will open State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night with a medley of hits including “Cake by the Ocean” and “Body Moves,” while renowned music producer and social media superstar DJ Khaled will thrill fans following the JBL Three-Point Contest and prior to Verizon Slam Dunk at Smoothie King Center. State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.