Raptors to host NBA All-Star Game in 2016: report
A game between the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks in Toronto March 22, 2013. Mark Blinch/Reuters
Toronto appears set to host the 2016 NBA all-star game.
The Raptors will make the announcement Monday at the Air Canada Centre, according to multiple media reports.
It will be the first time the Raptors have hosted the event, which will mark the franchise's 21st season.
Among the people attending the announcement are Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto rapper Drake.
The 2014 all-star game will take place in New Orleans, while New York will host the 2015 installment.
The last time Toronto hosted an all-star game was for the National Lacrosse League in 2006. The NHL all stars came to Toronto in 2000, and the Blue Jays hosted baseball's event in 1991.
- 2 people rescued from disabled boat near brink of Niagara Falls
- Zara pulls kids' shirt design resembling WW II concentration camp uniforms
- Vancouver Aquarium vows legal challenge to whale, dolphin breeding ban
- Snapchat reportedly valued at $10B US
- UOttawa hockey team suspension not just about police charges: Allan Rock
- Walking bichir fish may reveal how vertebrates moved onto land
- NHL expansion plans in the works: reports
- Premiers, aboriginal leaders call for ministers roundtable on aboriginal women inquiry
- Céline Dion fans post touching tribute for René Angélil
- Canada Post makes a profit after hiking mail prices
Netanyahu faces strong criticism from right in Israel, while Hamas still lives with blockade
Date 1 hr ago, Duration 2:45, Views 0
Video by: CBC - Top Stories
Date 14-08-24 3:24
Tooltip Information:Earthquake hits Napa ValleyVideo by:Description: Thousands are left without power after a magnitude 6 earthquake, the strongest to his the region since 1989Rating: 3.13Views: 87095
Date 14-08-26 1:24
Tooltip Information:Fatal shooting outside nightclubVideo by:Description: A woman died and a man was sent to hospital after an early morning shooting on Wellington Street.Rating: 2.76Views: 7381