NBA Denies Altanta’s Attempt To Move Charlotte’s All-Star Game After Passage of HB2

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charlotte all-star gameSince the North Carolina General Assembly proposed and passed House Bill 2, a lot of people are speculating as to whether or not the NBA will host the All-Star Game in Charlotte next year. House Bill 2 (HB2), passed on March 23, repealed the ordinance allowing people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify as.

After the passage of the bill, Atlanta officials quickly got in touch with the NBA to host the event.

However, the NBA wants to see what happens in the coming months.

“We appreciate the invitation but are hopeful that the city of Charlotte and the state of North Carolina can work through their differences far in advance of the 2017 All-Star Game” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement to Atlanta Business Chronicle.

According to Bloomberg, the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend generated about $195 million dollars in economic activity.

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Evan is originally from Denver, North Carolina, and is currently a junior Communication major at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also writes for UNCC's campus newspaper, and is a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. In his spare time, he plays sports, goes to concerts, and cleans up after his chocolate lab puppy, Carter.