The lights at FedEx Forum dimmed during pregame warmups and the PA system played King's 1969 hit "Why I Sing The Blues."
"In the spirit of music that he personified - all heart, soul and blues - we offer not a moment of silence but ask you to join us in a moment of song in honor of our friend, B.B. King," the public address announcer said.
You can watch the moment courtesy of ScreenGrabber.
King came to Memphis in 1964 in order to start a career that would give rise to one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time.
King, who performed in and around the Blues Capital extensively during his career, died Thursday night at the age of 89.