Charlotte and owner Michael Jordan is awarded the 2017 All-Star Weekend back in 2015 and bill HB2 was not passed. Had this been the other way around, the NBA would have made sure that Charlotte's bid would be disqualified.
What player do you think will have the biggest impact in the NBA right away from the 2016 NBA Draft? Ben Simmons went number one to Philly. We most likely will see him in Charlotte for the Rookie / Sophomore game - BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Will he be an All-Star as well at Charlotte 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend? You can see all the best draft picks and NBA players at NBA All Star Weekend 2017 in Charlotte in February.
The NBA All Star Weekend has officially counted down to Charlotte 2017. This is going to be one for the ages. Charlotte, NC has not hosted an NBA All-Star Weekend since 1991. Could timing be any better? The Greatest of All Time Michael Jordan is hosting in they city where he perfected that jump shot in his back yard. His airness played for Dean Smith and the UNC tarheels before embarking on an NBA career that will forever go down as the greatest of all time.
CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte won its bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, and already the calculators are overheating.
2017 will bring back memories for me from 1991 - the first experience I had with the NBA All Star Weekend. I still have the ticket from the 1991 NBA All Star Game in Charlotte. I remember seeing Fresh Prince Will Smith at the game. It was crazy. He signed my ticket "FRESH PRINCE" this was before his show was a success or he was biggest movie star on planet.