Basketball Wiretap

NBA Not Sure If New North Carolina Law Could Move 2017 ASG

Mar 24, 2016 7:27 PM

A new law in North Carolina that invalidates Charlotte's new legal protections for LGBT individuals could impact the scheduled 2017 NBA All-Star Game.

The NBA said it’s “deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect.”

The league said it doesn’t yet know what impact the law will have on its “ability to successfully host” the event.

Katherine Peralta, Rick Rothacker/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA All-Star

Los Angeles Awarded 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Mar 23, 2016 11:57 AM

Los Angeles has been awarded the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

Adam Silver credited AEG, the owner of Staples Center since it opened in 1999.

Staples Center has previously hosted the All-Star Game in 2004 and 2011.

The three-day event would bring more than $100 million of economic activity to the city, AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman said. The game itself is Feb. 18, 2018.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Tags: NBA, NBA All-Star