By Ryan Mayer
The NBA’s 65th All-Star game will take place Sunday February 14th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. With Toronto being the hometown of popular rap artist and ardent Raptors fan Drake, you might think that he would be tapped to perform during the halftime festivities. Well, you would be wrong.
The league announced today that 16-time Grammy winning artist Sting will headline the halftime show. In case you’re unfamiliar, Sting is the former front man for the band The Police. According to the league’s press release he’ll be performing “a compilation of his most celebrated hits during halftime for fans around the world to enjoy.”
With that, expect some “Roxanne” or “Every Breath You Take” to be coming through your TV if you tune in to the halftime show. Sting isn’t the only performer the league is bring in to entertain the fans during the course of the night.
“Prior to the start of the game, Cirque du Soleil will tip off the evening with a captivating performance blending together acrobatics, dance and technology illustrating the story of a basketball dream. The performance will culminate with the introduction of the 2016 NBA All-Stars.”
Coverage of the game begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.