Now that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte have agreed to an arena renovation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it’s inevitable Charlotte will get an All-Star Game.
“Personally I’m very excited about coming back here. I don’t think there’s any question it’s going to happen,” Silver said during a visit to Charlotte on Wednesday. “Just a matter of what year.”
The first available All-Star Game up for bid is in 2017. In all likelihood the 2017 and 2018 events will be awarded simultaneously. Silver said there’s no set date for when those games will be awarded, but he’d like it to be as soon as possible.
“We want to award them as early as possible so there would be maximum opportunity to plan,” Silver said.
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