NBA All-Star Weekend
Kobe, Beyoncé and Ludacris among celebs at Michael Jordan's 50th birthday party
Michael Jordan really knows how to throw a party. The former NBA great hosted his 50th birthday party at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Friday night. CultureMap reported earlier this week that Jordan rented the museum for a cool $100,000.
The star-studded guest list included a who's who of current and former NBA players, including Scottie Pippin and wife Larsa, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa, Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa, Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin. Beyond the Buzzer reports that Beyoncé and Jay-Z also made an appearance.
Also celebrating were Ludacris, Nas, ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, who tweeted a photo, Cedric the Entertainer and Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. The evening included a private dinner at the museum and concert featuring R. Kelly.
The party also served as a launch pad for the new Air Jordan XX8 high-tech sneaker, which debuts in stores this weekend. Jordan held the shoe as he posed with his fiancee, Yvette Prieto, on the red carpet, with the new shoe, as did Bun B, Trae tha Truth and Wale.
Jordan got a jump on celebrating his birthday, as he turns the big 5-0 on Sunday.