LOS ANGELES - TNT will use a seven-second delay for the broadcast of live entertainment at Sunday’s NBA All-Star game to allow any objectionable material to be edited out.
Turner Sports president David Levy announced the delay on Friday. Game action will be carried without a delay.
The hip-hop group Outkast will perform during player introductions Sunday at Staples Center. Outkast won three Grammys, including album of the year, last Sunday.
Christina Aguilera, whose latest album is titled “Stripped,” will sing the national anthem, while Canadian Nelly Furtado will sing Canada’s anthem.
Beyonce Knowles, who tied a record by winning five Grammys, will perform during the halftime show. She sang the national anthem before the Super Bowl, where Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the NFL’s halftime show.
NBA Entertainment produces the All-Star halftime show. MTV produced the Super Bowl halftime show.
Indiana lost Game 1 in OT on a LeBron James layup at the buzzer. Game 2 offers a chance to even the series.
PBT: Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that the Heat have a more effective plan of attack against Roy Hibbert than the Knicks.
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