Gov. Pat McCrory says the North Carolina legislature had a “total verbal agreement” with the NBA about changes it would make to House Bill 2 – changes that presumably would have kept the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte. A source close to the matter said that’s inaccurate.
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had a debate by letter last week over the decision to move the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte, with Pittenger charging the league had engaged in “unmistakable hypocrisy.”
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s persistence in the face of adversity can serve as a lesson for the Kentucky youth campers he instructs. MKG says he’s healthy and ready to show improved shooting.
Local businesses have started adding up the losses following the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, and developer Johnny Harris says the long-term impact could be even worse.
The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.
Charlotte Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates took both the NBA and the Charlotte City Council to task in an email to the team’s ownership group following Thursday’s announcement that the 2017 All-Star game would be moved from Charlotte.
As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.
The NBA said Thursday it will move All-Star weekend out of Charlotte in 2017NBA cites ‘climate created by HB2’ as reason for pullout –New Orleans might get event insteadCharlotte might get All-Star weekend in 2019, if politicians finally can find a compromise
Amid the decision of the NBA to remove its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, ACC Commissioner John Swofford reiterated on Thursday that the law could affect where the conference holds championship games and other events.