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.
If the Toronto @Raptors need a “home away from home” for the upcoming season, Buffalo should be their first choice.— Senator Tim Kennedy (@SenKennedy) October 24, 2020
I’ve requested that @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Raptors Pres. Masai Ujiri consider the Queen City as a home base if #COVID19 border restrictions continue. pic.twitter.com/3j03hlTifh
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.