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Jimmer Fredette

NBA All-Star weekend: A primer on what to watch in Toronto

Hockey and Toronto are synonymous, with the sport's Hall of Fame being housed there and the Maple Leafs being one of the NHL's "Original Six" franchises. And sports like baseball, rugby, yachting and curling all have history in the city going back to the 19th century.

But next weekend, basketball takes over the Queen City.

For the first time, the NBA All-Star Weekend is heading outside the United States. Toronto was announced as the site for these festivities back in September 2013, and the city has been gearing up ever since.

Here's some of what to watch during the league's midseason showcase weekend:



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