Drake, Rob Ford help welcome 2016 NBA All-Star Game

The 2016 NBA All-Star Game is coming to Toronto and the Raptors are

looking to one of the music industry's biggest stars to help revamp the

franchise.

Drake and Toronto mayor Rob Ford were both part of the announcement.

Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
Rapper Drake sits with Toronto Mayor Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
Rapper Drake sits with Toronto Mayor Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Rapper Drake sits with Toronto Mayor Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Rapper Drake (L) sits with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Canadian recording artist Drake, left, and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford listen to the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Canadian recording artist Drake, left, and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford listen to the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013
Canadian recording artist Drake, left, and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford listen to the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri (L), rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiwekea (R) pose after an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Toronto Raptors general manager Ujiri, rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Leiwekea pose after an announcement that the Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri (L), rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiwekea (R) pose after an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
(L-R) Following an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game, rapper Drake, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Minister of Sport Michael Chan, deputy NBA commissioner Adam Silver, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Larry Tanenbaum, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke, and Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri pose for a photo in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Drake, Ford, Chan, Silver, Tanenbaum, Leiweke, and Ujiri pose for a photo in Toronto
(L-R) Following an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game, rapper Drake, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Minister of Sport Michael Chan, deputy NBA commissioner Adam Silver, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Larry Tanenbaum, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke, and Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri pose for a photo in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Uriji, left, Canadian recording artist Drake, center, and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke pose with jerseys after the announcement that the Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Uriji, left, Canadian recording artist Drake, center, and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke pose with jerseys after the announcement that the Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Uriji, left, Canadian recording artist Drake, center, and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke pose with jerseys after the announcement that the Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Canadian recording artist Drake speaks at a news conference after the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Canadian recording artist Drake speaks at a news conference after the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013
Canadian recording artist Drake speaks at a news conference after the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Rapper Drake smiles during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Drake smiles during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Rapper Drake smiles during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Rapper Drake looks on during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Drake looks on during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Rapper Drake looks on during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
The watch of rapper Drake is seen during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
The watch of rapper Drake is seen during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto
The watch of rapper Drake is seen during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri (L), rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke (R) pose after an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Toronto Raptors general manager Ujiri, rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Leiwekea pose after an announcement that the Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri (L), rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke (R) pose after an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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