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Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

During All-Star weekend, there is no shortage of parties and events, but there is one soirée that has become a staple during NBA’s big week, and that’s Kenny Smith’s annual all-star bash.

Unlike most parties, it’s either for the youth or for the grown folks, Kenny Smith’s All-Star Bash manages to bring in both to come together to celebrate the old school and the new. The party took place at the Morgan MFG event space on Feb.14, the same location where McDonald’s held its Beyond The Court: Panel earlier that day featuring Smith, Iman Shumpert, Lisa Joseph-Metelus and special guest Magic Johnson.

With the inspiration portion out of the way, it was time to celebrate the return of the NBA All-Star game to the windy city. NBA and WNBA legends past and present were in the building like Julius Erving, Ralph Sampson, Kenyon Martin, Dale Ellis Greg Oden, Elizabeth Cambage, Candace Parker, Tina Thompson and more. As far as Kenny’s famous friends, actor/comedian J.B. Smoove, Jadakiss, Ghostface Killah, Mr. Ed Lover, and more also came through to celebrate.

Speaking of Jadakiss, he also served as part of the entertainment, taking the stage with Brooklyn’s own, Fabolous to perform their classic bops like “Breathe,” “Make Me Better,” “We Gonna Make It” & more. At the same time, the crowd sipped Ciroc VS and enjoyed McDonald’s fries and chicken nuggets that never seemed to run out.

It was a night to remember leading into the Saturday’s 3-point and slam dunk contest that saw Aaron Gordon get robbed again. You can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals in the gallery below.

Photo: Bernard Smalls/ @PhotosByBeanz

1. Kenny and Kayla Brianna Smith

Kenny and Kayla Brianna Smith Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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2. Jay Pharoah and Kenny Smith

Jay Pharoah and Kenny Smith Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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3. Tina Thompson

Tina Thompson Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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4. Kayla Brianna Smith and Terrell Edmunds

Kayla Brianna Smith and Terrell Edmunds Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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5. J.B. Smoove and Shahidah Omar

J.B. Smoove and Shahidah Omar Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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6. Richaun and Lydecia Holmes

Richaun and Lydecia Holmes Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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7. Kenyon Martin

Kenyon Martin Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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8. Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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9. God Shammgod

God Shammgod Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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10. Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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11. Greg Oden and Sabrina Oden

Greg Oden and Sabrina Oden Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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12. Kenny Smith’s All-Star Bash

Kenny Smith's All-Star Bash Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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13. Nakia Sanford

Nakia Sanford Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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14. Jadakiss

Jadakiss Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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15. Kenny Smith’s All-Star Bash

Kenny Smith's All-Star Bash Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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16. Kenny Smith’s All-Star Bash

Kenny Smith's All-Star Bash Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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17. Brandon B.Dot Armstrong

Brandon B.Dot Armstrong Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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18. Elizabeth Cambage

Elizabeth Cambage Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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19. Nakia Sanford

Nakia Sanford Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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20. Dale and Monique Ellis

Dale and Monique Ellis Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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21. James Posey

James Posey Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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22. Julius Erving and Dorys Madden

Julius Erving and Dorys Madden Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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23. Mr. Ed Lover

Mr. Ed Lover Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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24. Roland Martin

Roland Martin Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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25. Ralph Sampson and Guests

Ralph Sampson and Guests Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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26. Emmette and Bonnette Bryant

Emmette and Bonnette Bryant Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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27. Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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28. Team Bevel

Team Bevel Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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29. Elston and Louise Turner

Elston and Louise Turner Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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30. Kenny Smith’s All-Star Bash

Kenny Smith's All-Star Bash Source:@PhotosByBeanz

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