Every NBA All-Star Weekend is a spectacle of skills, dunks and breathtaking athletic performances. But something unexpected happened in 2018 that sent the basketball world into a frenzy for a different reason.
US star Fergie caused criticism with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game
Fergie, the Grammy Award-winning singer known for her powerful voice and hits like “Fergalicious,” took center stage and sang the national anthem – a moment we won’t soon forget.
Fergie’s rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the NBA All-Star Game was nothing short of unique and left fans amazed and amused. Even players like LeBron James and Stephen Curry couldn’t help themselves and reacted with a mixture of surprise, suppressed laughter and an attempt to save face.
Before NBA game: Flavor Fav delights fans with rap version of the US national anthem
After Fergie’s performance, for which the singer received a lot of criticism, every NBA fan probably assumed that this funny moment was a one-off. Until last weekend, when the Milwaukee Bucks had the bright idea of having American rapper Flavor Flav sing the pre-game anthem.
Flav, a member of the well-known hip-hop band Public Enemy, did not disappoint in the slightest and was clearly one of the highlights of this young season. After his performance, the US rapper appeared satisfied and self-confident on the X platform (formerly Twitter):
“Singing the anthem has been on my wish list for a long time… that was fun! I can’t live my life worrying about what people might say about me. I won’t let it stop me from trying new things and doing things I want to do. Some people may not like this. But a certain failure is when you stop trying.”