With DJ Khaled preparing to release his tenth studio album, Grateful, you knew he was gonna make his presence known at NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. And that he did, right before the lackluster (I’m being extremely kind) dunk contest.
After the completion of the 3-point contest—where Eric Gordan ended up beating out Kyrie Irving in an OT shootout—Inside the NBA host (and amazing human being) Ernie Johnson came out to speak on the tragic loss of Craig Sager.
Putting another minute up on the clock, he challenged the three finalists (Kemba Walker being the third) to keep shooting—with each made shot equaling a $10k donation to the Sager Strong Foundation.
Before they could start, Reggie Miller popped up out of his seat with a mic and started calling out fellow players (James Harden, Candace Parker, and DeMar DeRozan), comedians (Anthony Anderson) and whoever else was within reach (DJ Khaled).
At the end of the shootout, a total of $130k was made—with Khaled sinking his second attempt.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2017
Then, after struggling through a “performance” with
Beyoncé and Jay Z Fat Joe & Remy Ma , he went on to assist DeAndre Jordan with one of his dunks. He Snapchat the experience, naturally.
DJ Khaled’s Grateful arrives later this year. Until then, check out the first single, “Shining” with Beyoncé and Jay Z.