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The Buffalo...Raptors? State Sen. Kennedy advocates for Buffalo hosting NBA team at KeyBank Center

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 25, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo has not had an NBA team in 42 years, but one New York State senator wants to change that.

Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri, advocating for Buffalo to host the Raptors if COVID-19 border restrictions are still in place before the 2020-21 NBA season.

This wouldn't be the first time Buffalo hosted a professional sports team from Toronto.

This summer the Queen City hosted Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays who played their home games at Sahlen Field.