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Charlotte to Host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte

Two months after the controversial bathroom law was repealed, the NBA awarded the 2019 NBA All Star Game to Charlotte.

If you recall, the All-Star Game and festivities were moved to New Orleans after North Carolina passed the HB2 law, restricting the rights of the LGBT community. However, after widespread backlash and controversy concerning the discriminatory ordinance and a massive loss of business and money, Governor Roy Cooper repealed it. One month later, NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed that the city was eligible to host, since the bill had been repealed.

“This is not an easy decision,” Silver said in April. “The most recent change in law does not mean the fundamental issues are resolved. But after considering all points of view, we have concluded that Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.”

On Wednesday, the Hornets announced that the big game will be held at the Spectrum Center in two years. Chairman Michael Jordan released a statement to express his excitement for the opportunity.

“We are thrilled the league has awarded NBA All-Star 2019 to the city of Charlotte.  We want to thank Commissioner Silver for his leadership throughout this process and for the decision to bring NBA All-Star back to Buzz City. All-Star Weekend is an international event that will provide a tremendous economic impact to our community while showcasing our city, our franchise and our passionate Hornets fan base to people around the world. We look forward to serving as hosts for NBA All-Star 2019 and welcoming all visitors and guests to Spectrum Center.”

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Jen is a Writer and Content Curator for Baller Alert, who writes under the alias “MsJennyb.” In this role, Jen develops and contributes relevant special-themed content to attract readers. Before joining the Entertainment Industry via Baller Alert, Jen spent one year as a Freelance Writer and two years as a Human Resources assistant in a corporate office. Jen has a degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University with a concentration in Africana Studies.

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