As Charlotte, NC hosted the NBA All Star Game, the uptown skyline sparkled around the world. Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority estimated a $100 million economic impact, drawing up to 150,000 visitors.
Anthony Davis’ comments about being willing to sign long-term with the Boston Celtics stole the show Saturday at NBA All-Star media day, but from Colin Kaepernick to a bet between Seth and Steph Curry, there was much more to discuss.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma scored 35 points to lead all scorers in Friday’s NBA All-Star Rising Stars Game at Spectrum Center. Team USA defeated Team World, led by All-Star Ben Simmons, 161-144 in a high-flying, high-scoring contest.
A database of every NBA All-Star player since 1991 shows trends of what factors — salaries, draft position, age, experience, and more — produce basketball’s best players. Charlotte is hosting the All-Star Game for the first time since 1991.