The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.
An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday.
The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
This marks the third time New Orleans, which became an NBA city for the second time in 2002, has been selected to host the league's All-Star Game since 2008.
The All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 19, which falls during the first weekend of Mardi Gras parades.