Here’s what the NBA commissioner hopes playing All-Star Game in Charlotte achieves

The NBA commissioner last week defended the league’s decision to return the All-Star Game to Charlotte and said he hoped that the event could set an example that would lead to more protection against discrimination for LGBTQ individuals.

House Bill 2, the controversial LGBTQ bill, prompted the NBA to move its 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte to New Orleans.

Though critics have said the compromise that North Carolina lawmakers reached in March to replace controversial House Bill 2 did not go far enough, the NBA decided last month to return the game to Charlotte for 2019.

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