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Sting is headlining the NBA All-Star Game halftime show, and no one knows why

on January 28, 2016, 10:52am

Photo by​ Ben Kaye

This year’s NBA All-Star Game takes place February 14th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Now, logic would dictate that the NBA might tap someone like Drake to headline the halftime show. He is, after all, a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, and many of his songs can be heard during regular season games. However, the NBA opted for a different route — an entirely different route.

None other than Sting will headline this year’s NBA All-Star Game halftime show. No, not WWE wrestling sensation Sting, but 64-year-old former Police frontman Sting. Gordon Sumner is about to head out on the road with Peter Gabriel, and what better way to promote the tour than by entertaining the mass while LeBron and Kobe are catching their breath in the locker room. Better yet, he’ll be accompanied by Cirque du Soleil.

Understandably, more than a few people are baffled by the NBA’s decision. Here are some of our favorite reactions:

Then again, it could be much much worse: