This weekend the basketball’s biggest and brightest have invaded Orlando, Florida for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend. There are Saturday night’s slam dunk and three-point contests to look forward to and of course Sunday’s big game, but the ballers also brought some of their musical friends to party all weekend.
On Friday night Rick Ross invaded the Roxy while Wale headlined O-Town’s BB Kings night club. One Off Enterainment threw a massive jam that included Ciroc Boy Red Cafe and Meek Mill along with a special guest appearance from Beanie Sigel who rocked out at the Beacham with “Basketball Wives” beauty Draya Michelle holding down hosting duties. Outside of the performance space on N Orange Avenue, people partied in the middle of the street wearing various NBA replica jerseys in support of the weekend’s main event.
The Orlando Magic’s star center Dwight Howard hosted his own party, while MTV News’ Sway Calloway held things down at the Grey Goose 180 Lounge, located in the Amway Center, the same arena where ballers like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will square off in the east versus west all-star battle on Sunday.
Saturday night will see even more of music’s brightest stars joining the celebration when Chris Brown holds down the Roxy and Lil Wayne and Dwight Howard party together at the Showalter Executive Airport. On Sunday Drakes, Rick Ross, Mary J. Blige and R.Kelly will all be in Orlando for the post-All-Star Game festivities.