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Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets, in conjunction with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, have announced plans to submit a bid to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017 or 2018.

A contingent of Hornets employees and city officials planned to fly to New York Tuesday to deliver the bid to NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum and other league executives.

Charlotte Sports Foundation executive director Will Webb says in press release “the overwhelming support for the Hornets during their playoff run and rebranding has proven the passion Charlotte has for the NBA. The worldwide fan base of the NBA makes this a perfect opportunity to showcase Charlotte and Time Warner Cable Arena on a global stage.”

Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1991 at the Charlotte Coliseum, which has since been demolished.


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