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article imageNBA Jam Session slams downtown Toronto at city square (video) Special

By Andrew Moran     Oct 10, 2010 in Sports
Toronto - Hundreds of amateur basketball players, basketball lovers and even a retired NBA player came out to enjoy NBA Jam Session at the Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto where a 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held.
During the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, the NBA Jam Session Canada 2010 pick and rolled into downtown Toronto on Saturday and Sunday at the Yonge-Dundas Square where hundreds of people gathered to enjoy various free NBA activities.
The annual NBA event started in Halifax near the end of August and continued in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. The tournament ends on Sunday in Toronto.
Basketball enthusiasts took part in the 3-on-3 tournament, hundreds of others met former New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors forward Charles Oakley and watched a performance by Harlem Globetrotters star Buckets Blakes and a dance session from the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak.
3-on-3 tournament chart.
3-on-3 tournament chart.
The Toronto Star spoke with Oakley and asked the 46-year-old about LeBron James and the Miami Heat: “I love it. I think in the old days, you don’t win unless you get some right players to win with. You can say this and that about LeBron but Magic had Kareem, James Worthy, he had three or four hall of famers. Bird had three or four hall of famers. M.J. probably just had him and Scottie but when it was all said and done, you had great players around you to win.”
NBA Jam Session is partnered with EA Sports, Hewlett-Packard, Rogers Sportsnet One, American Airlines and many others.
There was also a chance to take a photo with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, which is the trophy awarded to the basketball team that wins the NBA Finals. It is one of the most prominent trophies in all of sports and costs $13,500.
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