Why Pro Athletes Love Toronto (Wall Street Journal article)

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Today, however, Toronto is a road trip just about every pro athletelooks forward to. Some say the city has a cool, international vibe thatincreasingly stands out. Some like the plentitude of cheap concerttickets—a boon for athletes with big posses—or the convenience of themust-be-19 drinking law. (Rookie guard DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors,who is 20, was ordering chocolate milk at dinner before his teammatestold him the good news).

Knicks rookie Toney Douglas, who was descending the hotel elevator in asparkling diamond necklace and a puffy vest, said he never goes outbefore games and isn't a fan of cold weather, but had heard fromfriends that Toronto, "party-wise," was one city worth making anexception for. "It's something different – it's another country," hesaid.
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Huh unpossible we know no athletes wants to live here, can't we see the writing on the wall? We should trade Chris Bosh we knows he's rather be in a warm city, like Sacramento!!!




 
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So these dudes like to visit and bang chicks from Mona Halem's escort service. Missed the part where they are dying to move there.
 
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Visiting Toronto isn't the same as living/playing in Toronto.

It's fun for these guys to come here, check out a completely different environment, party with some quality women for a couple of days, and then move onto another city.

Players dont want to play for the Raptors because of the ridiculously high taxes, the little exposure the team gets in the U.S., the team's losing history, the really cold winters, etc.

Edit: I didn't read the article before I posted but the first paragraph pretty much makes my post redundant


American pro athletes used to think of Toronto as a backwater. Hightaxes and low temperatures combined with a woeful lack of televisionexposure back in the States made playing here about as appealing asCanada's national dish of french fries soaked in gravy and cheesecurds.
 
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im not sure who is going to get killed more this summer

OC if bron leaves

knick fans if bron doesnt sign with them

OKB WHEN bosh leaves
 

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Huh unpossible we know no athletes wants to live here, can't we see the writing on the wall? We should trade Chris Bosh we knows he's rather be in a warm city, like Sacramento!!!

#!## you bro.
 
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Originally Posted by Bigmike23

im not sure who is going to get killed more this summer

OC if bron leaves

knick fans if bron doesnt sign with them

OKB WHEN bosh leaves
Regardless, this summer is going to be BRUTAL for NT NBA fans.  It is going to be wild. 


  
 
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Originally Posted by CP1708

Originally Posted by Bigmike23

im not sure who is going to get killed more this summer

OC if bron leaves

knick fans if bron doesnt sign with them

OKB WHEN bosh leaves
Regardless, this summer is going to be BRUTAL for NT NBA fans.  It is going to be wild. 


  
And I can't wait
 

T0INE

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Originally Posted by Noskey

Originally Posted by CP1708

Originally Posted by Bigmike23

im not sure who is going to get killed more this summer

OC if bron leaves

knick fans if bron doesnt sign with them

OKB WHEN bosh leaves
Regardless, this summer is going to be BRUTAL for NT NBA fans.  It is going to be wild. 


  
And I can't wait

Yessir.
 
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^ co-sign 

should be as entertaining as seeing where everyone ends up. 

for some NTers, they can lie and just hop on bandwagons, but OC and OKB have dug themselves deep
 
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