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Video: Vanilla Ice Plays NBA Halftime Show...In Canada

While most of South Florida was obsessed with that little "Super Bowl" business this weekend, Wellington resident Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) was at a basketball game. In Canada.

For the chilled Toronto crowd, Ice played his cover of "Play That Funky Music," then asked, "How 'bout a little old-school for Canada?"

The Canadian crowd, apparently pleased with the reference, cheered. Then Ice asked, "You want me to fire it up?"

Of course, in no time he was giving the crowd what they didn't expect or even know they wanted, a hearty rendition of "Ice, Ice, Baby."

The show was just what the Canadian audience needed to stop drinking too much and finally get right with life encourage their team to continue beating the worst team in the NBA.

I'm still hoping to talk to Ice about his adventures above the border, but I know this show was part of a series. He's also slotted to play the halftime show of a Denver Nuggets game later this month.

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Michael J. Mooney