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If you grew up in Boston in the 80s and early 90s, then you are likely very familiar with Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe -- the trio from Roxbury who began their musical careers in the group New Edition, and later went on to form Bell Biv DeVoe.

BBD will be in the house tonight at the Boston Celtics - Cleveland Cavaliers season opener to perform at halftime, which left many scratching their heads as to why Cleveland selected a Boston band as tonight's entertainment, especially one that tends to wear Celtics gear in their album covers and music videos (such as the screen cap above from their recent hit, "Run").



While it might seem like an odd choice for Cleveland, Bell Biv DeVoe is no stranger to NBA performances. You might remember Shaq singing along to "Poison" during BBD's halftime act in Oakland for the 2016 NBA Finals:



In addition, Bell Biv DeVoe has performed in the past on the home courts of other NBA teams such as the Washington Wizards, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. But their hearts (and wardrobes) are always with their hometown team.

Danielle Hobeika 10/17/2017 03:26:00 PM Edit
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