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Party with LeBron James this long weekend in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 31, 2014

lebron james torontoLeBron James, the prodigal son of the Cavaliers and foundation of Cleveland's entire economy, is returning to the Cavs this NBA season, and he's taking his victory lap to, naturally, Toronto. This Saturday, James himself will host a glitzy bash at King West nightclub Maison Mercer.

The event, entitled Return Of The King, promises to be a "a diverse progressive nightlife event catering to Toronto's cosmopolitan jetset and visiting elite", which in this case means "a few high rollers in town for OVO Fest weekend, and a lot of other people who want to spend $60 to be in the same building as a very famous basketball player". If you're one of those folks, tickets are available now.

LeBron doesn't seem to be throwing any other similar events in other cities, aside from a massive bash in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Our renewed status as a basketball town aside, we just might have Drizzy to indirectly thank for this one (just like our groovy new nickname and the peanut butter chocolate flavour at Dutch Dreams).

Photo by Stephen Gardiner via the blogTO Flickr pool.



305 / July 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm
No thanks. I will be taking my talents somewhere else.
Leslieville / July 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm
What about the EAST END??? No LeBron Party in the east end? We exist here in Toronto. Why are we left out of EVERYTHING!!!
Bob / July 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm
He's hosting an event at a nightclub. Which means he's getting paid $25,000 to show up to Maison, walk to his VIP table, and hang out for an hour. No one will be allowed to take photos with him and he won't address the crowd in any way, shape, or form. HAVE FUN EVERYONE!
except for replying to a comment from Leslieville / July 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Umm, have you not seen how white it is out here in L-Ville?

Aint no baller be balling this side of The Don.
Brunch Blogger replying to a comment from except for / July 31, 2014 at 12:52 pm
LeBron is reportedly scheduled to have brunch with his crew at Lady Marmalade Sunday Morning at 10:30. No better way to cure a hangover.
haha replying to a comment from Brunch Blogger / July 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Oh ya..

I can just see The King lining up for over an hour like the other nitwits who frequent Lady M.

He wont stand out like a sore thumb. What with not being a soccer mom with a giant stroller or some beardy looking character with a side cut.
Freddy replying to a comment from haha / July 31, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Umm I'm sure he won't have to line up at all like all the other dorks.
Al replying to a comment from Bob / July 31, 2014 at 03:13 pm
Between endorsements and salary, James will earn over $70 million this year. That's nearly $200,000 per day. $25,000 wouldn't get him out of bed, much less on a flight to Toronto.
Seriously... / July 31, 2014 at 03:56 pm
...who cares about any of this?
OVO` / July 31, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Maybe LeBron will show up at OVO bounce?
Bob replying to a comment from Al / July 31, 2014 at 05:51 pm
I work in the industry and that is how much he costs to host a night.
Bob replying to a comment from Al / July 31, 2014 at 05:55 pm
I just checked. $75,000 to host at Maison.
Enough Said / July 31, 2014 at 09:35 pm
The $60 cover for this event is an idiot tax.
Sandman / August 1, 2014 at 07:49 am
Sounds like a sh!tshow ready to happen ....
LeBron? / August 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm
The Decision - ok, I made it...Fuck LeBron! GO RAPTORS!
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