The 2018 NBA All-Star Game finally tipped off at 8:41 PM ET, after a stage performance and player introductions that took far too long.

The NBA — for some reason — clearly put a lot of effort and resources into the performance, which had celebrities such as Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Rob Riggle, Adam Devine, Queen Latifah, and Ludacris involved. A couple of examples from the whatever the hell the performance was supposed to be:

That went on for about 15 minutes… and was followed by Hart doing player introductions for another dozen minutes. Nobody seemed to enjoy any of it, and just wanted to see the, you know, *All-Star Game*.

That was followed by the a Fergie performance of the National Anthem that wasn’t well-received either, and even drew laughter from Golden  State Warriors star Draymond Green.

Hopefully the actual game goes much better than the pregame did (update: the game was indeed much, much better than the pregame).

UPDATE: And here was Charles Barkley’s reaction to the Fergie performance.


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