BREAKING: NBA Expected to Move All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB2
It's just now being reported that the NBA is likely to move the All Star Game from Charlotte because of the discriminatory HB2 law that has created an ongoing crisis in our state. The failure of Gov. McCrory and politicians in Raleigh to repeal HB2 during session has apparently all but sealed the fate for the All Star Game.
Here's Progress NC Action's statement on the decision by the NBA:
“Today’s news is further evidence that HB2 is an economic disaster for North Carolina,” said Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress NC Action. “Over $100 million in economic activity is leaving our state because of Gov. McCrory’s discriminatory law, on top of the hundreds of jobs and millions in tourism dollars that our state has already lost over HB2. But instead of admitting his mistake, the governor is busy raiding our disaster relief fund to defend this man-made disaster of a law in court. It’s time for Gov. McCrory to accept reality and call for a full repeal of HB2 before any more damage is done to our economy.”