Brandy, L.L. Cool J, Q-Tip To Help NBA Honor Volunteers

Brandy, L.L. Cool J, Q-Tip, 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey, and Jessica Simpson will be among the artists honoring teen volunteers at next NBA TeamUP Celebration 2000.

The aforementioned artists will hit San Francisco's Cow Palace on February 12 for the event, which will also boast appearances by with NBA all-star Kobe Bryant, supermodel Tyra Banks, MTV's Ananda Lewis, DJ Funkmaster Flex, actress Kirsten Dunst, and 1999 NBA Rookie Of The Year Vince Carter.

Q-Tip is expected to offer up "It's A TeamUp Thing," a reworking of his hit single "Vivrant Thing," at the event, while Jessica Simpson will perform the song "Where You Are" with 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey. Bryant and Banks are also scheduled to team up on Bryant's upcoming single "K.O.B.E." [RealAudio] for the event.

If you can't make it to the Cow Palace, the NBA TeamUp Celebration 2000 will be simulcast on NBC, TNT, BET,

Nickelodeon,

and NBA.Com.

-- John Gill

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