Stephen Curry and More Players React to Moving NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte

July 21st, 2016 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was supposed to take place at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, but a controversial piece of legislation caused the league to relocate the annual exhibition.  

News of the Association's decision came Thursday through an official announcement. The league made its decision because of House Bill 2. Per CNN's Tal Kopan and Eugene Scott, the bill "bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex" and "reserves the right to pass nondiscrimination legislation to the state government, saying state laws pre-empt any local ordinances."

NBA players past and present have weighed in on the matter.

Golden State Warriors guard and back-to-back league MVP Stephen Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, said on SportsCenter: "It's disappointing that my hometown won't be able to host the All-Star Game as they had planned."

Curry's new teammate, Kevin Durant, voiced his thoughts on the NBA's decision, via Twitter, "I recognize this was a tough decision for the NBA but I respect the choice. Discrimination of any ...

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