Sting and Cirque du Soleil to Perform at NBA All-Star Game

by Jackie Willis 4:00 AM PST, January 28, 2016
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There's now two more reasons to watch the 65th NBA All-Star Game!

The NBA All-Star Entertainment Series, presented by JBL, will have Cirque du Soleil rile up the audience before the big game with a captivating performance that will include acrobatics, dance and technology in order to illustrate the story of a basketball dream. The Cirque du Soleil show will culminate with the introduction of the 2016 NBA All-Stars.

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And you'll want to stick around for the halftime show, because 16-time GRAMMY winner Sting is set to perform!

As for the players, the Eastern Conference team includes LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry. They will go up against the Western Conference team which has Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

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Who are you rooting for?

On Feb. 14, the NBA All-Star Game festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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This will be Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's final all-star game before he retires from basketball. Here is ET's look back at his impressive career: