NBA to move all-star game out of N.C.

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 3:39pm

BasketballThe NBA announced its 2017 All-Star Game will be moved out of Charlotte.

In April, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver warned Charlotte that if the state’s discriminatory anti-LGBT HB2 wasn’t repealed, the league would pull the game out of the state. While the bill passed and was signed in one day, the legislature spent the rest of the session talking about what to do about it and the millions of dollars it lost as a result.

Today, Silver announced the league is looking at moving the game, possibly to New Orleans, but other cities have been putting in bids. The formal announcement should come later today or tomorrow.

The all-star game, which takes place in February, was held in New Orleans in 2008 and 2014.

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