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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Sports Foundation, and City of Charlotte officials hold a press conference announcing that the Charlotte Hornets will bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Logos are displayed on a video screen above the court during a press conference announcing a plan for the Charlotte Hornets to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Johnny Harris (center), Charlotte Sports Foundation Board Chairman and President of Lincoln Harris, applauds as he makes the announcement that the Charlotte Hornets will bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, as Will Webb (left), CSF Executive Director, and Fred Whitfield, Hornets President and COO, look on during a press conference announcing the plan at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Johnny Harris (center), Charlotte Sports Foundation Board Chairman and President of Lincoln Harris, makes an announcement that the Charlotte Hornets will bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, as Will Webb (left), CSF Executive Director, and Fred Whitfield, Hornets President and COO, look on during a press conference announcing the plan at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Hugo, the Charlotte Hornets mascot, gestures toward a monitor prior to the playing of a video presentation during a press conference announcing a plan for the Charlotte Hornets to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A video presentation extolling the benefits of Charlotte, beginnings , during a press conference announcing a plan for the Charlotte Hornets to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Hornets President and COO Fred Whitfield (center) talks as Johnny Harris (right), Charlotte Sports Foundation Board Chairman and President of Lincoln Harris smiles, as Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble (left) and Will Webb, CSF Executive Director look on, during a press conference announcing a plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Johnny Harris (left), Charlotte Sports Foundation Board Chairman and President of Lincoln Harris, Ron Kimble, Charlotte Deputy City Manager, Hugo the Charlotte Hornets team mascot, Fred Whitfield, Hornets President and COO, Dell Curry, former Hornets star and current Hornets broadcaster, and Will Webb, CSF Executive Director stand for a portrait with the official bid presentation kit they will present to the NBA, after a press conference announcing a plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Hornets Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media Seth Bennett arranges the presentation box for the city's bid to host the NBA All-Star game on a table after a press conference Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The team, Charlotte Sports Foundation, and the City of Charlotte announced a plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Hornets Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media Seth Bennett displays information from the presentation box that will be used in a bid to host the NAB All-Star Weekend, after a press conference at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The team, Charlotte Sports Foundation, and the City of Charlotte announced a plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    The Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The Charlotte Hornets, the Charlotte Sports Foundation, and the City of Charlotte announced a plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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