Adam Silver Comments on Potentially Moving 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte

July 12th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday the league's board of governors did not come to a decision regarding Charlotte's status as the host city for the 2017 All-Star Game, which has been called into question because of North Carolina's HB2 legislation.

"We feel this law is inconsistent with the core values of the league," Silver said, per Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press.

Silver personally and the NBA itself have been outspoken regarding their displeasure with the legislation, which many see as discriminatory toward LGBT individuals. The bill requires citizens to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificates and features a number of other policies that could be detrimental for minority groups.

The bill has drawn condemnation and protests from the LGBT community, as well as criticism from a number of high-profile names in the sports world, including reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry. Silver said recent proposed alterations to the bill were not good enough.

"The primary test for us is under this law whether we can successfully host our All-Star Week," Silver said. "It is more than a game; it is a week full of act ...

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