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John Legend to Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals

John Legend performs in Los Angeles
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John Legend performs on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

John Legend will be belting out the national anthem for the NBA Finals on Thursday night (June 2). The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and film/TV producer, 37, is set to take the stage on the hardwood ahead of Game 1, where the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors.

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The Cavs, led by hometown hero LeBron James, beat the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals, while the Warriors, helmed by two-time MVP Steph Curry, locked in a Game 7 win against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.

Legend also lined up a personal win after his wife, Chrissy Teigen, gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Luna Simone Stephens in April.

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Tune into Game 1 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC live from Oakland's Oracle Arena.