Pro Athletes Love Toronto (Really)

A decade ago, "American pro athletes used to think of Toronto as a backwater." Today, the city of Toronto has become a playground for international ballers of the highest order, prompting the Wall-Street Journal to explain Why Pro Athletes Love Toronto. And really, why do pro athletes love anything?

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Athletes get a warm welcome at the city's relatively libertine gentlemen's clubs which ... tend to "clear out the champagne room" for visiting athletes.

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That gets the award for best sentence of the article. Here's my favorite paragraph:

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Knicks rookie Toney Douglas, who was descending the hotel elevator in a sparkling diamond necklace and a puffy vest, said he never goes out before games and isn't a fan of cold weather, but had heard from friends that Toronto, "party-wise," was one city worth making an exception for. "It's something different – it's another country," he said.

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Can someone make sure that quote makes it into next year's NBA media guide?

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Essentially he said this: I usually don't go out before games, but party-wise, I had to make an exception. Toronto's different. You heard about the gentleman's clubs out here? 

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