The biggest names in the basketball world are beginning to arrive in Toronto for NBA All-Star weekend and it has the city buzzing at its core.
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— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 11, 2016
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— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 10, 2016
Happy to be at the #NBAAllStarTO representing the #Bulls, especially my teammate @JimmyButler who will miss the game due to injury. #SeeRed
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 9, 2016
The high-profile event will cast a spotlight on the growing popularity of basketball in Canada led by the Toronto Raptors —; the country’s only NBA franchise.
The hometown crowd will be well represented with Raptors players Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both on the All-Star squad.
Thank you fans!! Two years in a row , I never could of imagined this in my wildest dreams!!! I love y’all!! #north
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) January 22, 2016
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— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 29, 2016
As a mainstay for the past several years, celebrities will be out in full force to attend many of the parties, events and games on tap this weekend.
The All-Star celebrity game itself on Friday will include the likes of comedian Kevin Hart, Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake, Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” and Canadian professional tennis star Milos Raonic.
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— ET Canada (@ETCanada) February 9, 2016
The city itself is also getting a NBA makeover with a number of public services being offered to the vertically advantaged.
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— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) February 10, 2016
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— Chris Boddy (@TPSChrisBoddy) February 9, 2016
The Air Canada Centre is equally ready for the festivities with a complete hardcourt makeover.
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— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 10, 2016
In addition to an exclusive Nike pop-up shop in the downtown core, Toronto even has its own sneaker streetcar store ready to hit the rails this weekend.
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— Jordan (@Jumpman23) February 10, 2016
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— Nike (@Nike) February 8, 2016
With all that’s going on in the city, Toronto is primed to welcome the world.
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— NBA Africa (@NBA_Africa) February 11, 2016
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