Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper to perform at All-Star Game halftime show

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When the All-Star Game comes to Chicago in February, it will be some hometown guys providing the entertainment.

Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper will perform at halftime of the All-Star Game, Feb. 16, at the United Center.

Common, another Chicagoan, will introduce the players before the game and will talk about what basketball means to the city.

Chance The Rapper’s brother and fellow rap artist Taylor Bennett will perform at halftime of Friday’s NBA Rising Stars on Feb. 14.

The NBA seems to have learned from the mistake of having Sting perform at halftime of the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto — get local guys made good, and don’t pick artists who formed their biggest band (in Sting’s case, The Police) before Kobe Bryant was even born. Keep it fresh.

Chance The Rapper and Common are good calls for one of the NBA’s biggest stages (particularly internationally). Hopefully, the game itself can live up to the level of the musical guest’s performances.