Ke$ha, Ludacris and B.o.B. Announced for NBA All-Star Pre-Game Concert

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 12, 2013

Before LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and company take the floor at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, Ke$ha, Ludacris and B.o.B. will try to bring down the house. 

For those looking for more than horrible defense and alley-oops, check out this tweet announcing the pre-game concert lineup. 

The NBA reports Ke$ha will headline the pre-game concert at 7 p.m. ET on TNT, with the actual game starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. 

If you have a need for live music in your life, NBA TV will be covering the undercards of the night with performances by Ludacris and B.o.B. at 6 p.m.

For those unaware of Ludacris, well, I can't help you. While he has a long list of popular songs, I will go with this one because when you can give a shout out to Nate Dogg, you take it.

Warning: NSFW language

Some might also recognize him from movies such as Hustle & Flow and Fast Five.

B.o.B is a 24-year-old Georgia native who counts among his hits, "Nothing on You" and "So Good," making this the only performance I am actually looking forward to. 

Finally, we get hit with some sugary pop from Ke$ha, which is sure to draw eye rolls from haters that will bob their head to her tunes anyway.

Sort of like Russell Westbrook, but without the huge grin. 

The NBA All-Star Game is nearly here, bringing fans a great deal of peripherals that are only slightly related to actual basketball. And yes, I am including the main event. 

Slam dunks and audacious three-point attempts will sidle up next to pop music, ridiculous player introductions and other silly extracurriculars. 

In short, it's going to be entertaining, just like it is every year.  

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