All of basketball’s best – north of the border. It’s happening. Toronto will host the 2016 NBA All-star weekend. This isn’t fake.
Tim Leiweke finally put some money where his mouth is. It’s well overdue, however it still feels damn good. It’s about time Toronto got some recognition as a premier city. How the 4th largest city in North America has yet to host an all-star game baffles me, but it’s a start.
“Clearly the 2016 all-star game is a flag in the sand that we planted with the NBA. It is a must have in my opinion and it will be the centre piece of how we rebrand this,” Leiweke said in May.
Hopefully, the Toronto Raptors will have an all-star at this point. Think Jonas Valanciunas, Rudy Gay, or DeMar DeRozan. Or maybe Andrew Wiggins. It would be somewhat embarrassing if this wasn’t the case.