“Gladys Knight just be casually reminding folks she got the the voice,” another reaction read.
Also on the musical lineup for the night, Alessia Cara performed a smooth rendition of the Canadian national anthem, singing live remotely from Toronto.
The NBA honored HBCUs throughout the evening, with scheduled performances by the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society Choir, the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band, the Florida A&M University Marching 100 and step teams from Spelman College and Morehouse College.
Below, watch Knight sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a clip that was posted on the official NBA Twitter account after the performance aired on TNT.
Source: News | Billboard