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NBA releases statement on All-Star 2017 in Charlotte

POSTED: Apr 15, 2016 4:16 PM ET

Official Release


Silver On 2017 All-Star Game

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.

The following statement has been issued by Mike Bass, Executive Vice President, Communications:

"During a media availability earlier today following the NBA's Board of Governors meeting, Commissioner Adam Silver clarified that the NBA remains deeply concerned about its ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of recent legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community. At no time did Adam affirm that the league would not move the All-Star Game; rather he stressed repeatedly that the legislation is problematic, that we feel it is best to engage with the community to work towards a solution, that change is needed and we are hopeful that it will occur."