NBA picks John Legend to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

In this March 17, 2016, file photo, John Legend performs during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

(WDTN) — Springfield native John Legend will be heading to New Orleans in February.

Legend will headline the 2017 NBA All-Star Game halftime show.

The 10-time Grammy winner will perform on Sunday, February 19th at Smoothie King Center.

Legend has also won an Academy Awards and a Golden Globe.

The 66th NBA All-Star Game is being carried on TNT. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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