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All-Star 2016

VIDEO: Charles Barkley excited to get his All-Star freak on with Rob Ford

It’s no secret that Charles Barkley loves him some Toronto. He’s on record calling Toronto and the surrounding area one of his favorite places, and there may be no player or personality more excited for All-Star Weekend in Toronto than Chuck. The dude loves The 6ix.

“Forgot Wayne Gretzky and Drake, I’m hanging with the mayor,” Barkley said on TNT ahead of the Raptors’ nationally televised game against the New York Knicks on Thursday, referring to city councillor Rob Ford. “Ex-mayor. He’s got more free time to smoke now. The way I look at it, he’s got more free time to get his freak on. So me and the mayor, we gonna have so much fun.”

He then went on to tell his counterparts not to act like they know him in Toronto (or Mississauga) because he’s got his own plans lined up.

I can’t wait to either run into him that weekend or hear the stories second-hand. We’re going to commission a team of local readers to be on Chuck Watch.

That weekend is going to be so much fun.

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