Sep 25, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Toronto Raptors to host 2016 NBA All Star Weekend



Just in time for the Toronto Raptors’ 20th anniversary, it looks like the NBA is preparing to announce one hell of a present — the 2016 All-Star Game.


Sure, it only took the Blue Jays 14 years to land the MLB All-Star Game and the Leafs have hosted eight gatherings of the NHL’s elite, but, hey, better late than never.


According to a breaking report from the Toronto Sun, multiple sources have confirmed that Toronto has been picked as the 2016 All-Star host. Official confirmation is still pending, but an announcement is expected soon.


“Clearly the 2016 All-Star Game is a flag in the sand with the NBA,” Tim Leiweke, CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment told reporters on a conference call in May. “It is a must-have in my opinion. It will be the centrepiece of how we re-brand this. The change is going to be this: Toronto is not bidding on the 2016 All-Star Game. Canada is.”

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