Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams to Headline 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Jan 17 2018 Los Angeles CA USA LA Clippers guard Lou Williams shoots against Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris in the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Hart will open the game and introduce the players.

Prior to the game, Hart and special guests will take the All-Star stage for an exciting opening and an entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams. Hart is now touring the country with his new stand-up act, The Irresponsible Tour.

On Saturday, Feb. 17 fans can purchase tickets to watch the entire NBA All-Star squad train for the big game during the NBA All-Star Practice at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Pharrell; ABC/Adam RoseKevin Hart, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles next month.

N.E.R.D. - short for No-one Ever Really Dies - released its fifth album last month and the first single, "Lemon" featuring Rihanna, became Williams' 19th song on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Immediately following the introductions, Fergie, host of Fox's The Four: Battle for Stardom, will sing the USA national anthem.

Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies, who released their 15th album, Fake Nudes, in the fall, will sing the Canadian national anthem. Western Conference format to a draft-style format.

Kevin Hart is returning to one of the places he seems to love the lost: The NBA All-Star game.

After the All-Star Celebrity Game, fans can stick around for the Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Game at 6 p.m.in the Verizon Up Arena to watch the league's top first and second-year players compete.

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