Adam Silver

Charlotte will host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA made the announcement Wednesday, effectively returning the event to the city less than two years after it pulled the 2017 All-Star Game in response to House Bill 2.

The 68th annual event will take place at Spectrum Center on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, preceded by a weekend of games and other activities.

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What started as speculation over House Bill 2 has now become fact. The 2017 NBA All Star Game will not be played in Charlotte.

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In two years, Charlotte will host one of the most high-profile events in basketball: the NBA All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially made that announcement in uptown Tuesday.

Michael Tomsic

Great news for Charlotte basketball fans, but not necessarily for Charlotte taxpayers: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he’d love for the city to host an All-Star game. But he says the Charlotte Bobcats’ arena needs an upgrade first, and that’s where taxpayers come in.