Toronto Reportedly Will Host 2016 NBA All-Star Game

by September 24, 2013

With the All-Star game will move to Toronto in 2016, marking the first time that the League’s mid-season exhibition will be held outside of the United States. Per the Toronto Sun.:

“The basketball world is coming to Toronto in early 2016.

Multiple sources told the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the Raptors are on the verge of landing the 2016 NBA all-star weekend.

An official announcement is expected within the next week that will reveal further details of how one of the sport’s biggest weekends will tie in to the Toronto Raptors’ 20th-anniversary season.

Tim Leiweke, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO, made it clear upon taking over the company that landing the prestigious event was one of his early goals.

‘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.”