John Legend to Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals

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The singer will perform before the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors.

John Legend will be belting out the National Anthem before the start of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and film/TV producer, 37, is set to take the stage on the hardwood ahead of Game 1, where the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors at Oakland's Oracle Arena.

The Cavs, led by hometown hero LeBron James, beat the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals, while the Warriors, guided by two-time MVP Steph Curry, prevailed over Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, which went seven games.

Legend also recently achieved a personal win after his wife, Chrissy Teigen, gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Luna Simone Stephens, in April.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on ABC.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

 

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