Charlotte will be the host city for the 2017 All-Star game

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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.


“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)