Report: Charlotte gets 2017 NBA All-Star Game

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Charlotte bid for the 2017 All-Star Game, spent $33.5 million of public money to upgrade the arena and drew Adam Silver’s support.

It worked.

Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer:

The lesson, as always, is the NBA rewards cities that provide public funding for arenas and punishes those that don’t. Seattle lost its team. Charlotte gets an All-Star game.

Once you get past that tiny issue, Charlotte should be a fun place for the game.

The league will surely put Hornets owner Michael Jordan front and center, and his huge marketing power will help a lot fall into place.