The NBA says Legend will kick off the finals that will air live Thursday on ABC (9 p.m. Eastern) from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The 37-year-old singer-songwriter is also an accomplished film and TV producer, philanthropist and activist. He recently won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his song "Glory," that he wrote and performed with Common for the film "Selma."
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