Charlotte will be the host city for the 2017 All-Star game
Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports that “a formal announcement is expected on Tuesday, with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in attendance at a news conference. Charlotte officials and the Hornets’ organization formally made a bid for the event last summer.”
This is the first time the city has hosted the game since 1991. The city agreed last fall to pay for $33.5 million of what will be $40 million in improvements to the arena, improvements that the NBA thought to be key to any All-Star bid. Grantland’s Zach Lowe pointed out that some warm weather for the All-Star weekend is certainly a plus.
Have always enjoyed my time in Charlotte. Wonder how it will do as an All-Star host. Could use some warm weather after NY/TOR back to back
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 22, 2015
“We are grateful for their backing and look forward to once again having the chance to bring international acclaim to the city of Charlotte,” team president Fred Whitfield said in a statement last August.
Micheal Jordan might even lace them up.
King Jut (@KingJut92)