Meek Mill, J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton Perform During NBA All-Star Game: Watch

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Meek Mill performs during the 68th NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center on Feb. 17, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C.

The big names in basketball bounced into North Carolina on Sunday for the 68th annual NBA All-Star game, though not all the action happened during the contest.   

Meek Mill, J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton brought their own skills to Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.   

Mill, a favorite of his hometown Philadelphia 76ers, which was repped in the freewheeling fixture by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, lit the fuse with a pre-game medley that featured Championships party-starter "Intro," "Going Bad," "Uptown Vibes" and “Dreams and Nightmares."

Next up, Anthony Hamilton had National Anthem duties. And he delivered in a big way. Hamilton’s smooth, soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was a hit with viewers as he trended on Twitter after his performance.

Later, hometown hero J. Cole controled the halftime show with a medley that included "Middle Child," "ATM,”  "Love Yourz" and "No Role Modelz.” Cole also paid homage to the now-freed Atlanta rapper 21 Savage by hitting a few lines from his I Am > I Was song "A Lot."

For the record, Team LeBron outpaced Team Giannis in a high-scoring display, to the score of 178-164. Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo was the game high-scorer with 38 points in a losing effort. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was named All-Star Game MVP after pacing Team LeBron with 31 points.