Oh Na Na: What’s Your Favorite ‘NBA All Star’ Performance? (Vote)

As reported here, today will see ‘Girl On Fire’ Alicia Keys blaze the NBA All Star Game Halftime Show with a medley of hits, much like her 2010 showing.

As ever, while we hope to add Keys’ name to a list of the awesome performances of the platform’s past, we would be remiss not to ode those performances by collecting a few of our favorites.

Take a stroll with That Grape Juice down NBA All Star memory lane and see the best of the best do it oh so well.  Sound off below on your favorites as well:


Alicia Keys – NBA Halftime Show (2010)

Beyonce (2004)

Britney Spears – Boys

Christina Aguilera (2007) NBA Halftime Show

Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, & Pitbull (2012) NBA Halftime Show

Destiny’s Child (2005)

Nicki Minaj (2012)

Rihanna (2011)

Shakira (2010)

Toni Braxton (2009)

Usher (2010)

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  1. LIKEDBYMANY February 17, 2013

    F*** this!

    All of them sucked IMO

  2. Holy Hive February 17, 2013

    *Stan War Alert*

  3. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 17, 2013

    Destiny’s Child, with no doubt.

  4. BubblePopElectric February 17, 2013

    It’s Britney Bitchhhh!!!

  5. Dave February 17, 2013

    Yes Rihanna Yes!

  6. J February 17, 2013

    Britney and Rihanna.

  7. JOHNVIDAL February 17, 2013

    LOLOL dead at Rihanna winning this poll. Sam you´ve turned your site into a joke by atracting all these delusional Rihanna fans to your blog. Zero credibility
    Rihanna was obviously the worst
    The best is difficult to choose. I´ll just say Alicia is the best musician of them all
    Beyonce is always entertaining but she lipped most of that performance
    Britney was a lipped mess. Not even during that era the girl had some spark
    Usher and Shakira did great performances. Their material was horrible though
    Xtina Aguilera was interesting

  8. music talks girl February 17, 2013

    Oh na na rihanna slayed

  9. King B>Rihanna February 17, 2013

    BEYONCE HAS REALLY GROWN AS AN ENTERTAINER.
    RIHANNA WAS GROWN BOTH VOCALLY AND SONICALLY.ONE MORE THING I’M I THE ONLY THAT FINDS SHE IS SONICALLY IS AT HER BEST WHEN HE EMBRACES HER CARIBBEAN ROOTS.
    BEYONCE OUTFIT IN DC WAS F****** FIRE.
    XTINA LOOKED GREAT AND THE OUTFIT IS LIFE BUT HER VOICE IS ANOTHER STORY
    BRIT BRIT WAS ALWAYS A JANET JACKSON REJECT.
    TONI BRAXTON WAS CUTE
    I DON’T CARE IF ALICIA KEYS PLAYS THE PIANO AND WRITE HER OWN SONGS HER MUSIC AND LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE A BORE.
    USHER DELIVERED AS USUAL AND
    SHAKIRA WAS GOOD, I ALWAYS WONDER WHY SHE DOES NOT GET THE PRAISE SHE DESERVES
    OH AND THE 90’S BABY GO THE F*** BACK TO THE 1990’S AND STOP BITCHING ABOUT CURRENT ARTIST.

  10. Enough With Flop-onće And The Illuminati Propaganda February 17, 2013

    Where is Mariah Carey’s NBA performance….???? Hers is by far the best I’ve ever seen….get your s*** together TGJ…..and stop salivating over Beyonce….sick of it already….!!

  11. Cream February 17, 2013

    Everybody was lame lol I like Dc3 tho

  12. Antertain February 17, 2013

    Destinys Child and Xtina!!!

    Liked Toni Braxton on the Take This Ring Off section

  13. mob February 17, 2013

    1) I loved the Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-yo half-time show ….yeah 3X
    2) Xtina did the damn thing, I can’t lie
    3) I just love Toni Braxton…..period
    4) Destiny’s Child of course 🙂 ……they did that y’all!!
    5) Usher did well but ran out of steam towards the end but still gets an A for effort

    AND THE THE REST………………….

  14. Jas February 17, 2013

    Xtina and Beyonce were my faves

  15. aishaaguilerakeys February 17, 2013

    Christina, please come back ! I don’t know where you went, but I miss the days when u could perform flawlessly, like during the 2007 NBA performance. I was in awe in front of my computer screen, great performance ! I liked Alicia’s, too. To tell the truth, I only watched those two, along with Shakira’s.

  16. RG2 February 17, 2013

    I’M TORN B/C I LIKE BOTH BEYONCÉ AND RIHANNA AS ARTIST AND I LIKED BOTH THEIR PERFORMANCES AT THE NBA ALLSTAR HALFTIME. SO I GUESS IMA’ HAVE TO GO WITH BOTH.

  17. PSA (FAF) February 17, 2013

    NICKI’S LAST YR!!!!!!

  18. Arab Fan February 17, 2013

    B
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    "Any Questions" ? 🙂

  19. mr.m February 17, 2013

    Xtina SLAY everybody
    Nobody’s like her .. NO ONE!!! :’)

  20. Jessi February 17, 2013

    Beyonce is one of the best overall entertainers out right now… Im gonna go with her(:

  21. Suicide Blonde February 17, 2013

    All of them were horrible, Britney was hot but that f****** playback is a no, no.

  22. Music Soul Harmony February 17, 2013

    I noticed you forgot Nicki yet u always stanning for her. Lmao.

  23. fatusankoh February 17, 2013

    Bey all the way I love her show

  24. CREOLE NAVY QUEEN BEYONCE ALL THE WAY February 17, 2013

    These artist did pretty well but those who stood out both VOCALLY and STAGE PRESENCE were XTINA, USHER AND CREOLE NAVY QUEEN BEY. Britnet’s was cool though. Rihanna tried her best but stage presence was a huge fail. Vocals were a mess as usual. RIHANNA ALWAYS AVOIDS SINGING THE DIFFICULT PARTS ON HER SONGS EVERYTIME SHE PERFORMS. Shell just point the mic towards the crowd to sing it for her. Then she uses SEXUAL GESTURES to make her performances more appealing. I wont let my teenage girls go to RIHANNA’s TOURS. SHES TOO PORNOGRAPHIC :(((

  25. Sonya February 17, 2013

    I believe Alicia was a month or two pregnant here. She still looked and sounded wonderful. The beginning with the piano playing and the first song was the best part.

  26. Lolax February 17, 2013

    Wow xtina and beyonce definitely

  27. MUSEQUAL February 17, 2013

    yeah where the f*** is mariah’s?!!!!

  28. Omg Rihanna sucked. YUCK YUCK!! *spits* February 18, 2013

    why was Rihanna’s performance even put up here? Birtney spears was even BETTER than Rihanna’s. See how the b**** was struggling to sing hahaha. RUDE BOY part was the worst. holy cow!! I’m surprised a few ppl were even appluading. She was all PORNOGRAPHIC as usual. Wat a shame.
    Yuck
    *spits*

  29. irene46 February 18, 2013

    xtina & destiny’s child were best by far! usher, beyonce, and even britney (2002) were good. toni was pleasant. some were just ok, but rihanna and alicia…oh well!

  30. irene46 February 18, 2013

    xtina was sooo stunning in 2007 even through some of 2010. lose some of the makeup and weight and you would still look awesome. even if haters call you a flop you’ll be a good looking one. they can’t take that away.

  31. Rihanna destroyed Beyfat’s flop career February 18, 2013

    Rihanna is winning on the charts though, while your fav struggles for a comeback

  32. PORNOGRAPHIC RIHANNA’S NO1 SINGLES WILL NEVER BE TRANSCRIBED AS BEING A TALENTED ARTIST February 18, 2013

    Madonna———-average singer, good dancer, good performer.
    britney spears—average singer, good dancer, good performer
    Ciara—————average singer, good dancer
    Celine Dion——Excellent singer, good performer
    Jennifer hudson-Excellent singer.
    Maria carey——-Excellent singer.
    Xtina—————-Used-to-be Excellent singer and good performer, good dancer.
    Carey underwood-Excellent singer.
    Taylor swift——–average singer, cool performer
    Beyonce———–Excellent singer, good performer, good dancer
    Michael jackson-Excellent singer, Excellent dancer, good performer
    Rihanna———–average singer, indecent average performer.

    WE all KNOW that,
    The number of number 1 HITS dont mean someone is talented nor one of the best around. Rihanna is a average singer, she is different but not unique. She uses S** on stage to make her performances look more thrilling(wont recoomend it to any kid UNDER 16).
    Rihanna has sold many records, yes but ive been around the world especially Africa and Asia and many people there HATE Rihanna for her indecent exposure, especially on stage!!!
    RIHANNA is:
    SHE is too PORNOGRAPHIC.
    She touches her P**** on stage.
    She uses the microphone in front of her P**** like its a PENNIS.
    She takes and posts NAKED pictures of herself on the internet…

    Think again and tell me if you’re a MOTHER, would you let your kids listen to songs or watch videos from this kinda person?

    RIHANNA is a BAD INFLUENCE to KIDS.
    She was damn right when she entitled her album as RATED R.
    ANYBODY who’s under the age of 16 should not be aloud to buy her albums espcially her latest album. the album cover is TOO REVEALING> AMERICa SHOULD DO SOMETHING!!

  33. irene46 February 18, 2013

    oh pleezze! madonna has been doing worse for eons and america has done nothing. why should they come down on rihanna?!

  34. irene46 February 18, 2013

    britney——never was a singer. used to be a good dancer and performer. now she’s neither.

    christina—–still a good singer (when she goes easy on the screaming and unnecessary runs). still a decent performer.

  35. Robinoost February 18, 2013

    Xtina wins it for me here.. Flawless performance and vocals..! 🙂

  36. Charts dont necesarilly mean someone is talented @ RIHANNA DESTROYED BEYFAT’S FLOP CAREER!! February 18, 2013

    Music lovers i mean, real music lovers are never gonna respect Rihanna as an artist no matter how she “slays” on the charts!!
    Records sales dont mean s*** ok.
    Look here is a challenge,
    Let Rihanna go on AMERICAN IDOL COMPETITION and compete with the contestants. I CAN SWEAR ON MY MOTHER’S GRAVE that Rihanna is NOT gonna win!!
    She knows how to plagiarise other artists songs so she can come up with her own songs n have no1 singles.
    All that dont mean s***.
    We the music lovers know who’s a real artist, n Rihannaat one of them.
    Rihanna has got a very BAD reputation n is bringing down the values of women in America.
    Think im just running my mouth? I communicate with friends from all over the world n they tell terrible things about how they percieve Rihanna in their countries.
    Rihanna, is NOT abd will NEVER be among the best artists IN AMERICA.
    We’re superpower for a reason and we are a role model to other countries around the world.
    We should set the good example by doing wats right.
    And that is, not promoting this untalented h** as one oft best artists in AMERICA.

  37. irene46 February 18, 2013

    what do all these out of the country critics think about madonna? she walked down the street b*** naked years ago to promote her erotica book and video (which was one of two censored videos), has simulated s** acts in her concerts and now she’s her flashing 50 y/o tits without the benefit of a nipple cover. when it comes to bringing down values of american women, madonna has that pretty well sewed up. why are you giving a pass to madonna, bey’s fierce booty bouncing and c****** popping and britney’s thigh gaping. rihanna may not be the best live performer but she’s no more indecent than the others. it sounds like you’re simply a hater.

  38. Keegan Parker February 19, 2013

    Rihanna by far she slayeddddd.She sang live…no back up vocals.Dancing was perfection.What the hell did Toni Braxton do she looked and sounded a mess

  39. irene46 February 19, 2013

    i finally watched rihanna’s performance all the way thru (i had to after some “rihanna slayed” comments). i wouldn’t go so far as to say she slayed or her dancing was perfection; but it beats just standing stiff like she did during “umbella”. i did get sick of her random meaningless cooch clutching though.

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