Charlotte Hornets bid to host 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game

BqgUEAhCIAATiXiCharlotte plans to place a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The Charlotte Hornets plan to collaborate with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and place a bid to host NBA All-Star weekend in 2017 or 2018.

City officials and Hornets employees plan to travel to New York on Tuesday to bring the bid to NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum and a host of league executives.

William Webb, the executive director for the Charlotte Sports Foundation issued a news release regarding the planned bid.

“The overwhelming support for the Hornets during their playoff run and rebranding has proven the passion Charlotte has for the NBA. The worldwide fan base of the NBA makes this a perfect opportunity to showcase Charlotte and Time Warner Cable Arena on a global stage.”

The 1991 NBA All-Star Game was hosted at the Charlotte Coliseum in 1991. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 116-114 and Charles Barkley was named MVP.

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