Views From the 6: Did Toronto Host the Best All-Star Weekend EVER?

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Verizon Slam Dunk Contest 2016

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This past weekend, Toronto was the dopest city in the world. With Drake serving as the city’s ambassador, he watched his city usurp the throne as the best host for All Star Weekend ever. Think about it. From the three-point contest, to the Dunk contest, to Kobe’s farewell, Toronto was the stage of it all.

The Skills Challenge was a sight to see. This year, the NBA decided to pair their most adept big-men with the savviest guards. In the finals, we watched rookie phenom Karl-Anthony Towns narrowly defeat newly-named All-Star Isaiah Thomas, showing that big men do indeed have game. Let’s segue over to the three-point contest, where we watched a bevy of shooters including the Warriors’ backcourt Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry duel in the finals. Dubbed the greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history by their former coach Mark Jackson, Klay and Steph put on a show for the ages. With Steph notching 23 points, on his last rack, Klay was able to escape with the championship by drilling all of his money balls.

What really got us going  though, was the dunk contest. That might have been the greatest one ever.