Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant at the NBA All-Star Game.

The 38-year-old singer will perform prior to the player introductions at the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on February 16, when the basketball community in the US will remember one of the sport’s greatest ever players.

“It’s like every time I go to sleep and then wake up somebody else is gone.”

— Jennifer Hudson

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gigi were both among the victims of a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26.

During the annual game, LeBron James’ team will all wear jerseys with the No. 2 in honour of Gigi, whilst Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team will wear No. 24 in honour of the basketball legend.

Jennifer previously confessed to being devastated by Bryant’s death, taking to social media to admit she was struggling to accept the news.

She wrote on Instagram: “It’s like every time I go to sleep and then wake up somebody else is gone! This news hurts my heart so bad! I was holding out hoping that it wasn’t true! Lord his daughter too.”