According to USA Today, the player has a front row pew at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple for Franklin's final service on August 31.
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Other speakers include former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson.
Franklin won 18 Grammy awards and was feted for her civil rights work, raising money for the cause and uplifting activists with her anthems. She sang at both of his inaugurations. "I think it's going to be a very jubilant experience".
The street outside Greater Grace will be lined with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, 'Freeway of Love, ' which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.
Thomas first became friends with Franklin, a life-long Detroit resident, after he joined the Pistons in the 1980s.
Her grandchildren spoke briefly, delivering heartfelt thanks on behalf of their family.
Dancing, excitedly taking selfies and filming parts of the concert on their cell phones, the evening was a chance for Detroit to celebrate the life and legacy of a towering figure regarded as local royalty. "I think there will be some up hands clapping and feet dancing". "We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of soldiers go". It is exactly the church where her father was a minister for more than 30 years.
Franklin lay in state in Detroit on Thursday, wearing a rose gold outfit and matching Christian Louboutin stilettos. She is said to have had a costume change each day, having started the week in a red dress and yesterday being seen in blue.
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