The next three NBA All-Star hosts are set:
- 2019: Charlotte Hornets
- 2020: Chicago Bulls
- 2021: Indiana Pacers
Beyond that? The Orlando Magic want an All-Star game, but they apparently struck out with upcoming selections.
Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins said Sunday the Magic put in a bid to host the 2023 All-Star Weekend and have been informed by league officials that another location will be selected for that year.
The league asked for bids for the 2022 and 2023 All-Star Weekends, but Martins said the Magic couldn’t bid for the 2022 game because a major convention will be held in Orlando that same weekend, leaving the city with too few hotel rooms to also host All-Star Weekend.
Orlando hosted All-Star games in 2012 and 1992. I bet one will return there soon enough. It’s a warm-weather city with the infrastructure to host.
It just won’t be within the next half decade.