NBA All-Star festivities have kept Toronto as the international hot spot, despite extreme cold temperatures, with all eyes around the world on the city this weekend.
Saturday night’s Skills Competition at the Air Canada Centre was a huge success and according to many fans, it was one of the best contests in recent years.
The Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry was participating in the 3-point contest, but it was Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, who was the champion this year.
In the Slam Dunk contest, the Minnesota Timberwolves Zach Lavine maintained his title for the second straight year after beating Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, who perhaps had the most exciting dunk of the night, when he jumped over a mascots head, while swinging the ball under both of his legs before jamming it home in reverse for a perfect 50 points.
The All-Star Game will be taking place tonight at 8 p.m. ET and both Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will be representing Toronto.
Lowry has been voted to the East starting lineup for the second straight year and DeRozan is making his second All-Star appearance as a reserve.
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