But at the unveiling on Wednesday all eyes were on Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Vaughan, Ont., native who was last month named the NBA's rookie of the year.
CBC Toronto's Dwight Drummond sat down with the rising star to talk about his roots in the community.
"Growing up in Vaughan, it was crazy. It was crazy in a good way. I had a lot of great friends I still talk to now, a lot of good people," Wiggins said.
"I couldn't have asked for a better place to go to school … that's what made me the player I am today."
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