NBA Commissioner: All-Star Game Is A No Go Without HB2 Repeal
The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, made it clear that the NBA's stance on HB2 hasn't changed and the All-Star game will not happen in North Carolina without a repeal of the law. The revenue lost from the event's cancellation would be devastating to local businesses. HB2 needs to be repealed so we can get North Carolina back on track.
National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated his criticism of HB2 this morning on the nationally broadcast ESPN radio program “Mike and Mike.” While Silver — who went to college at Duke — declined to set a deadline by which the law must be repealed in order to avoid cancellation of next year’s NBA All-Star game (which is scheduled to be played in Charlotte next February) — he also left little doubt that the game would, in fact, be moved to another state if HB2 is not repealed.
Silver said that it “would be problematic for us to move forward with our All-Star game if there is not a change in the law.” He also stated that the NBA has made it clear just “how problematic the law is that they passed in terms of its discriminatory nature” and that North Carolina leaders “know what’s at stake — at least in terms of the All-Star game.”