Former President Barack Obama will be hosting a roundtable discussion with several NBA players this weekend as the NBA All-Star Game takes over the city.
Obama is scheduled to host a "fireside chat" with Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday. They will also be joined by analyst Michael Wilbon, who will moderate the conversation.
Obama won't be the only hometown celebrity returning for this year's All-Star weekend.
City native and one of the biggest names in the game Anthony Davis is in Sunday’s match, Patrick Beverley of the Clippers is in Saturday’s skills competition, and Miami’s Kendrick Nunn is in Friday’s Rising Stars game. Much of the entertainment the NBA is showcasing over the course of the weekend is also from Chicago: Jennifer Hudson was booked this week to perform a pre-All-Star game tribute to Kobe Bryant and the other victims of the helicopter crash that took the former NBA player's life; Chance the Rapper and Common will play big roles throughout the weekend as well; Queen Latifah is performing during All-Star Saturday.