NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it’s inevitable that Charlotte will land the All Star game.
– 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.
“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
BIG NEWS: NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that Charlotte will host an NBA all-star game!!! Great for the city! pic.twitter.com/4xW9zJbZtD
— CAR Panthers News (@CarPanthersNews) December 17, 2014
Charlotte Hosting The NBA All-Star Game(s). Charlotte About To Be Crazy — Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) December 18, 2014
Charlotte, Cleveland and Orlando appear to be the leading contenders for 2017 All-Star Game. From last month: http://t.co/jNWSMwLX9W.
— Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob) September 24, 2014
“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!”- CharlotteObserver.com 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.” — CharlotteObserver.com commenter
Decent pro basketball at Time Warner Arena? We’re ready.
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