AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host

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By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week.

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The person tells The Associated Press that the NBA board was already planning to discuss the matter at its meeting Thursday, though it’s not known if a decision will be made. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the board’s agenda is not publicized.

The league pulled this year’s All-Star event out of Charlotte and it went to New Orleans instead. The NBA had it said it hoped the All-Star game could go to Charlotte in 2019 if changes had been made to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

North Carolina has repealed the “bathroom bill” and replaced it with a compromise law. The NCAA said Tuesday it would again consider the state as a host for championship events.



The 2018 All-Star Game is already set for Los Angeles.

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