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NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte: Inevitable

The Story

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it’s inevitable that Charlotte will land the All Star game.

The Facts

– Silver is pleased the Hornets and city of Charlotte have agreed to $40 million in renovations to Time Warner Arena.

– Those improvements makes the arena a good fit for the All Star game.

– The NBA plans to announce ASAP which cities will host the 2017 and 2018 games.

The Quotes

“Personally I’m very excited about coming back here. I don’t think there’s any question it’s going to happen. Just a matter of what year.” – Silver

“This is one of the reasons it is good to have MJ as an owner. these kind of things are great for Charlotte and I don’t believe the city has had one since the old Hornets were around. Excellent news!”- commenter

“How is it ‘great news,’ and what difference is it if Jordan is owner or not, they’d eventually get an All-Star game anyway. Just about every time any NBA city idiotically pours even more millions of taxpayer money into an arena, an NBA All-Star Game eventually comes around.” — commenter

C5’s Take

Decent pro basketball at Time Warner Arena? We’re ready.

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