Jay-Z, USA Basketball Rock the First Annual World Basketball Festival

Colin MeansCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 23:  Rapper Jay-Z watches the game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals on July 23, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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This year’s USA men’s basketball team may be lacking in the superstar department, but that doesn’t mean it will be treated with any less hype.

Friday, Nike kicked off the first annual World Basketball Festival in New York City. The venue of choice was Radio City Music Hall, where Team USA scrimmaged in front of a large audience.

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New York’s very own Jay-Z capped off the night with an electrifying performance that had all of Radio City Music Hall on their feet. Actor Anthony Anderson was dubbed emcee of the event.

The festival concludes on Sunday with a double-header exhibition event featuring USA vs. France and China vs. Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.

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