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During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions honored Xscape who received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry; Yolanda Adams who received the Gospel Music Icon Award; Culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia, and chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, also received awards. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and GRAMMY® Award-Winner and actress LeToya Luckett returned as the show’s co-hosts.
2019’s show featured tribute performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona, 702, MAJOR. and more.
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• The BIG3 returned to Barclays Center, on July 14, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The site of the league’s first-ever games in the 2017 season.
- Joe Johnson helped the surging Triplets score the expansion team’s fourth consecutive win, while Coach Kenyon Martin led the Trilogy past Coach Charles Oakley and the previously unbeaten 3 Headed Monsters.
- Hip Hop legends LL Cool J, Fat Joe, and Jadakiss made their way to the sidelines to catch the trio of exciting matchups. Artist Jim Jones entertained during a special halftime performance.
- The BIG3 continues Season 3 next week in Kansas City (Saturday, 3:00PM ET at the Sprint Center) and Oklahoma City (Sunday, 1:00PM ET at Chesapeake Energy Arena). Games are available on CBS and CBSSports.com.
Triplets 50 (4-0) vs Tri State 37 (1-3)
The day’s first matchup did not disappoint as league-leading scorer, and former Brooklyn Net, Joe Johnson tallied 17 points and a game-winning 4-point shot to lead the Triplets to victory.
Jason Richardson 20 pts, 2 reb
Amar’e Stoudemire 13 pts, 6 reb
Joe Johnson 17 pts, 7 reb
Al Jefferson 14 pts, 10 reb
– Triplets hit (4-0); Tri-State falls to (1-3)
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