Archive for the ‘All-Star’ Category

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With the most hyped and eventful Media Day in franchise history now behind us, I thought I’d share some notes and quotes from various players and others from Monday.

Before we get to the players, here are a few notes from Tim Leiweke’s post-presser scrum as well as Masai Ujiri’s and Dwane Casey’s scrums. Sorry, no Drizzy

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With Media Day and the expected announcement of the 2016 All-Star game set for Monday, who saw the real story becoming Drake’s official partnership with the Raptors (as first reported by The Star’s Cathal Kelly)?

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When news first broke in February that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment was bidding to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, I was pretty confident in Toronto’s chances. When Tim Leiweke, who carries significant weight in NBA circles, joined MLSE and made the 2016 All-Star Game a specific target, I assumed the city had this all but locked up.

On Tuesday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun broke this

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Indiana Pacers v Toronto Raptors

Year in, year out, the NBA’s All-Star weekend leaves basketball fans in Toronto wondering when it will be their turn to see the league’s marquee regular season event up close. On Sunday night, we may have gotten an answer.

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