Earlier today, the NBA announced that the Knicks and Nets would share the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend. While we're excited at the prospect of seeing the first All-Star Game in the Big Apple since 1999, it's time to move on to the next one and find out which city will be hosting the festivities in 2016. And, according to the Toronto Sun, we may have our answer.
Even though the official announcement won't be made until next week, the Toronto Sun has heard from the multiple sources that the city of Toronto, and more specifically, the Air Canada Centre will host the 2016 All-Star Weekend. This will be the first time in the franchise's history.
Back in May, Tim Leiweke, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO, said, “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 centrepiece of how we rebrand this." It looks like mission accomplished for Leiweke and the city of Toronto.
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[via Toronto Sun]