Biggie will be acknowledged posthumously with his own “Biggie Night,” which will be held at the Barclays Center, throughout the pregame and halftime activities, when the Brooklyn Nets square off against the New York Knicks.
Sean “Diddy” Combs and B.I.G.’s mom the Voletta Wallace will be on hand to praise the late rapper, who was gunned down in Los Angeles, 20 years ago today (March 9, 1997).
“Biggie’s music played a major role in positioning Brooklyn at the forefront of the music industry, and on Sunday we will celebrate his enduring legacy,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “There is no better place to honor him than at Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s biggest stage and the home of hip-hop.””
And so, the entire evening will be dedicated to all things B.I.G.
In addition to the special tributes, the deceased rapper’s music will be played all night, while the Brooklynettes cheerleading squad will perform two special routines dedicated to the rapper.
To top it all off, an exclusive montage featuring rare photos and videos from B.I.G. throughout his life will be debut during the night.
Tickets to the game are available for purchase at barclayscenter.com.