Toronto will be thrown into the international spotlight Friday as NBA All-Star Weekend gets underway, with several events planned each day.
On Friday, there are a few events taking place, including the Hall of Fame announcement and the Rising Stars game, which features rookie and sophomore players from around the league.
Our own Andrew Wiggins heads up the World team, in the game against the United States.
The big draw Friday is the celebrity game, which sees Toronto-native Drake coach Canada against the Americans, coached by comedian Kevin Hart.
On Saturday, the All-Stars hold their practice, with the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk all following in the evening.
The All-Star game goes Sunday night.
Meantime those looking to pick up some new kicks can check out Michael Jordon’s brand store.
Some Nike fans have been lined up since Wednesday night, hoping to be among the first to walk through the doors.
The store will remain open 24-7 all weekend long.
It’s expected this event will bring in anywhere from $90M-$100M to the city.