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Future Nba All Star Weekend

Future Nba All Star Weekend

Future Nba All Star Weekend

Cleveland, should it land the 2022 game, would be the host city for the 75th NBA All-Star event. That year would also mark the 25th anniversary of the 1997 All-Star Game being held at The Q, which at the time was in its third season. Regardless, Cleveland, according to sources, is going to get the All-Star Game in the near future. The Cavs aren’t commenting on a potential announcement, and the NBA hasn’t responded to multiple requests for comment. David Gilbert, the president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, told Crain’s in a text message on Friday, Oct. 26, that he couldn’t discuss anything “right now. But we should be hearing something soon.”

League

After announcing in July that this All-Star event would be moved, in essence, the law isn’t consistent with the league’s values, Silver has expressed his desire to return to Charlotte in 2019 if it is changed. “We’d very much like to get back there,” Silver said. “We had a discussion (Silver and North Carolina governor Roy Cooper) so I understood, certainly, his position, when he was running for office, was anti-HB2, the bill that ultimately led to our leaving. So I really was talking to him more to understand, from his standpoint, how he was hoping to move forward in terms of changing that law. My main purpose of talking to him was to express our desire to return next year.

The person tells The Associated Press that the NBA board was already planning to discuss the matter at its meeting Thursday, though it’s not known if a decision will be made. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the board’s agenda is not publicized. The league pulled this year’s All-Star event out of Charlotte and it went to New Orleans instead. The NBA had it said it hoped the All-Star game could go to Charlotte in 2019 if changes were made to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. (Source: hoopshype.com)

Rocket

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 20, 2022. It will be the 71st edition of the event. The game will be hosted by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. This will be the third time that the Cleveland area will host the All-Star Game, the first being in 1981 at the Coliseum in nearby Richfield, Ohio, and most recently in 1997—three years after the Cavaliers moved back to downtown Cleveland to play in the newly built Gund Arena which is now known as Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Coincidentally, on the occasion Cleveland hosted an All-Star Game, the NBA celebrated its 35th season (1981), 50th anniversary (1997), and 75th anniversary (2022).

It will be the second time hosting the NBA All-Star Game for Indianapolis, but the first in Bankers Life Fieldhouse since they haven't hosted since they played at the Hoosier Dome in 1985. It's also the second time hosting for Rocket Morgage FieldHouse, known in 1997 as Gund Arena, and the second time hosting for Vivint Smart Home Arena, which last hosted in 1993 as the Delta Center. (Source: www.nbcsports.com)

Player

It is one of many issues drawing the attention of both the league and its players, with many NBA stars — including LeBron James — speaking out repeatedly of late about the need for equality in society. And Silver, while not going as far to say that considering such a law would keep Texas from being considered for All-Star events in the future, made clear that the NBA is watching. Next year’s All-Star weekend is in Los Angeles. Texas last hosted an All-Star weekend in 2013. “I’m not ready to draw bright lines,” Silver said. “Clearly, though, the laws of the state, ordinances, and cities are a factor we look at in deciding where to play our All-Star Games.”

The starters for the NBA All-Star Game are determined by a vote split between the fans (50 percent), media (25 percent), and players (25 percent). There will be five starters from the East and five starters from the West, but the teams are no longer put together down conference lines. Instead, the top individual vote-getters as determined by the fans in each conference will be named captains, and have their teams named after them. (Source: www.sbnation.com)

 

 

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