Sting's halftime performance at the NBA All-Star Game was much like the game itself. Some people liked it, some people didn't like it and ultimately it was harmless.

The 64-year-old singer and excellent beard grower sang, as Carmelo Anthony put it, "tons of hits" Sunday night for the Toronto crowd.

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"Desert Rose," "Message in a Bottle," and "Every Breath You Take" were all part of Sting's setlist. Sting did pretty much exactly what you would expect him to do.

If you're old enough to like Sting or The Police, you probably liked the show. If you're not in that group, you were probably wondering why the old white guy was stealing the song Puff Daddy made after The Notorious B.I.G. died.






It didn't make much sense to have Stin

g be part of the All-Star festivities, especially with Drake readily available. Have Drizzy perform a few songs, see if you can get Future to join him for "Jumpman," call it a night. 

With that said, there were plenty of people who enjoyed watching Sting. I found the performance to be very safe and bland, but clearly a portion of the audience was pumped to see ol' Stinger belt out a few classics. (I'm calling him ol' Stinger. Let's make that a thing now.) 

Sure, I didn't care much that Sting played at halftime, but others don't care to watch some of the world's greatest athletes throw alley-oops and shoot wide open 3-pointers. No need to freak out. I realize this is a very hot take, but it's fine to like different things.

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