BasketballNBA Takes Stand For LGBT and Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte by Jason Cordner July 22, 2016 (AP Photo) The NBA will not hold the 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte, North Carolina because state lawmakers show no signs of revising or repealing the state’s transgender bathroom law. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March. Once state congress wasn’t meeting again until the fall, the NBA took action into their own hands.“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2,” the league said in a statement.Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to wait as long as possible to make one, believing positive dialogue could lead to changes it felt the law needed. But he also said a decision would need to be made this summer, and the league was disappointed when the General Assembly restored the ability of workers to use state law to sue over employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and other factors — but left gender identity and sexual orientation unprotected. League MVP Stephen Curry, who grew up in Charlotte while his father played for the Hornets, saidThursday on ESPN he agreed with the NBA’s decision but was disappointed his hometown won’t play host in February.This isn’t the first time a Sporting Event was Moved due to Politics Sports organizations and businesses have been fairly successful at convincing states to repeal or modify heinous laws. In 1990, the NFL removed Super Bowl XXVII from Arizona, because the state didn’t want to recognize Martin Luther King Day as a holiday. In 1992, the state finally recognized Martin Luther King Day as a state holiday. In 2015, an anti-LGBT Indiana law was modified after an uproar from the NBA, Nascar, and the NCAA.What’s Next For The 2017 NBA All-Star Game ?Let the rumors begins for possible destinations to host the 2017 All-Star Game. Early candidates include New Orleans,Las Vegas, Brooklyn, and Chicago. Planning for an All-Star game usually takes months if not at least a year. The NBA will have seven months to plan for the game. Realistically, the NBA is looking for a city that holds such a large event on a short notice. The NBA already stated, Charlotte will most likely be rewarded the NBA All-Star Game in 2019. The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles , at the Staples Center. Post Views: 908The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJason CordnerLatest posts by Jason Cordner (see all) Lebron James Leaves Coca-Cola To Sign With Pepsi - March 22, 2021 WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary Season - March 16, 2021 Nike Partners with National Urban League to Promote Employment and Home Ownership for the Black Community - March 15, 2021 Rob Gronkowski Gets In On NFT Collection Movement, Becomes First Athlete To Do So - March 10, 2021 Related TopicsCharlotteNBAnba all star gameNorth Carolina Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on June 21, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video)On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary SeasonThe WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. New York Liberty Players Among Those Fined By WNBA For Support of #BlackLivesMatter Follow us: LIVE From Cooperstown, NY!