- Five best Super Bowl halftime shows in NFL history
From Paul McCartney to The Rolling Stones, the list of legendary acts that have performed at halftime of the Super Bowl is long and prestigious.Here are the five best Super Bowl halftime performances in the history of the big game. MORE: Five worst Super Bowl halftime shows in NFL historyBest Super Bowl halftime shows5. Beyoncé (2013) Beyoncé brought life, energy and Destiny’s Child to her Super Bowl 47 halftime show. Accompanied by a Vince Lombardi speech, she appeared on stage and immediately showed off her singing and performing talent, as she sang the entire performance live. From the holograms to the choreography, Beyoncé delivered an outstanding performance. 4. U2 (2002) Less than five months after the 9/11 attacks, U2 performed the most meaningful halftime show in Super Bowl history. The band’s touching tribute featured the colors of the American flag and the names of those who perished.3. Katy Perry (2015) One word — theatrics. This show had so much show. Katy Perry entered the stadium on a giant gold tiger, surrounded by glowing orbs on the field. Add pyrotechnics, an incredible digital stage and the now-viral Left Shark, and the mega-pop star’s performance was pure entertainment.2. Prince (2007)The incredible magic of “Purple Rain” in the purple rain. Prince battled strong winds and heavy rain during his performance at Super Bowl 41 in Miami and didn’t miss a step. With his purple love symbol lighting up the wet field, this halftime show was more than memorable. It was iconic. 1. Michael Jackson (1993)Before Michael Jackson, the Super Bowl halftime show was just a long bathroom break. The King of Pop changed that in 1993 with this epic performance.From a James Earl Jones introduction to MJ stunt doubles popping up above the jumbotrons around the stadium, there is no topping this spectacular show. The moment also marked the first time in Super Bowl history that ratings increased between halves during the game.
- NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks ‘locked’ in on taking RJ Barrett, not Darius Garland
NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Pelicans discussing trading up to No. 2 to pair Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett Garland had a private workout with the team Wednesday and New York had been “seriously considering” taking the Vanderbilt guard with the No. 3 pick, according to another report from ESPN.But it appears the team wants Barrett and not Garland. Related News The Knicks know who they want to take with the No. 3 pick on Thursday and it’s not Darius Garland.New York is “locked” in on taking Duke forward RJ Barrett with its first-round selection, according to ESPN. NBA Draft rumors: Knicks seriously considering taking Darius Garland over RJ Barrett Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland had his workout with the Knicks today, but New York remains locked on selecting Duke’s RJ Barrett with the NBA Draft’s third overall pick on Thursday, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 19, 2019Barrett was the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247 Sports, and projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft during points this season.He averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists for Duke this season, but his shooting gave some teams pause as he hit 30.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc and was passed by teammate Zion Williamson as the consensus No. 1 pick.Memphis has also locked in on a player, as it is looking at Murray State’s Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick, which means Barrett is there for the taking for the Knicks. NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks rejected Hawks’ offer for No. 3 pick Garland played five games for Vanderbilt this season and there are several teams interested in trading up to No. 4 in hopes of drafting him, according to multiple reports.The Timberwolves, Celtics and Hawks have all expressed interested in moving up to No. 4, according to reports.