- Category: Entertainment
- Published Monday, February 15, 2016
- CTV News
TORONTO -- Sting, have you forgotten our beloved 'Roxanne'?
The former Police frontman dealt out hit after hit during the halftime show of the NBA all-star game, playing favourites like 'Message in a Bottle' and 'Every Breath You Take.
But missing from the list was 'Roxanne,' arguably his most popular song.
Sting was coming off a couple weeks of harsh criticism on social media where some questioned why a UK-born artist was chosen to play a basketball game in Canada.
And despite expectations the singer would invite a few Canadian guests on stage - like Drake - there were no such surprises.
Earlier, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil opened the evening with an acrobatic performance paying tribute to basketball.