SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—2/23/2023 - - The 16th annual All-Star Gospel Celebration (ASGC) kicked off the NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah Thursday, February 16th at The Point Church SLC honoring NBA players, legends and coaches, sports figures, and community leaders with surprise special guests political activist Jesse Jackson and Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2023 NBA All-Star Player Donovan Mitchell.

ASGC is the official inspirational event during NBA All-Star Weekend. This year's theme was "Faith and Philanthropy."
While the 2023 Slam Dunk award honorees included NBA Players, former NBA players, NBA Coaches & NBA Chaplains, a part of the musical backdrop for the celebration included Christian Hip Hop and Gospel Rap. Utah Jazz NBA Chaplain Pastor Corey Hodges, who also received an award, opened his doors as the venue host and welcomed performances by Multi-Platinum Producer, Billboard Chart Topper and Stellar Awards® winner Christian Hip-Hop recording artist Emcee N.I.C.E. who took the stage with powerhouse vocalist Gospel recording artist Shari performing their hit single “He Took It Away” with a dynamic show that lifted the room and had the people standing on their feet. Kingdom Muzic Ministries Christian Rapper Antwoine Hill also performed and gave a testimony of his perseverance that too earned him a standing ovation. The two shared the stage with Gospel star and Grammy® award nominated Zacardi Cortez, along with inspirational singer, writer, and producer, Anthony Hall.

“It was such an honor to be a part of this prestigious celebration in which so many gospel greats and legends have graced this stage for the past 16 years and counting and to be included on that list is absolutely awesome. So I thank Tomeka B. Hollyfield for including me on the roster and shout out to Shari for coming along and DJ Focus for making it happen!” - Emcee N.I.C.E.

“It was a blessing to see so many people all together, showing each other so much love. You just felt the presence of God there, that’s why I really enjoyed it, no egos, nobody bigger than anybody else just a bunch of people in God's presence.” - Antwoine Hill

The 2023 Slam Dunk award honorees included Utah Jazz player Collin Sexton, Utah Jazz Sports Announcer/Former NBA Player Thurl Bailey, Tesla Executive/Community Leader Carlyon Hayden-Garner, Utah's own NBA Coach Johnnie Bryant, former NBA player Ronnie Price, and NFL Sports Analyst Steve Smith, Sr.

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