White Vegas, as Jason Whitlock once coined Toronto, will be hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star game. It was rumored for a couple of weeks now, but now Adam Silver and the NBA have made it official. For those of you who haven’t been to Toronto, it is a mini New York City, except cleaner. The Sports-Kings had the pleasure of visiting the northern city during the Blogs with Balls convention and had a blast, so we are definitely looking forward to making the trip up north for the NBA All-Star game.
Via Pro Basketball Talk:
Toronto will host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
“We are thrilled that Toronto is hosting our first NBA All-Star Game outside the United States,” Silver said in a released statement. “As the site of the first game ever in the NBA, Toronto is an ideal location for this global basketball celebration.”
“This will be the first time we played the All-Star Game outside of the United States,” Leiweke said at the press conference, then he turned to address Silver. “We appreciate that you have a vision like we do of the greatness of basketball in Canada and if you look at where we are headed as an organization we are going to help take this sport in Canada… we are blessed the sport is growing like it is in Canada.”