Atlanta City Council calls for 2017 NBA All-Star Game to be relocated

- The Chairman of the Community Development and Human Resources Committee, Andre Dickens, brought forward a resolution Tuesday requesting the NBA consider relocating the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and weekend of events from Charlotte, N.C. to Atlanta.

The resolution was introduced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Community Development and Human Resources Committee. 

The measure, supported by Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Finance Executive Committee Chairman Alex Wan, invites the NBA to consider relocating the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend due to the passage of House Bill 2, a measure that discriminates against members of the LGBT community. 

The bill was signed into law by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory last week. The NBA is currently considering pulling the 2017 game out of North Carolina in response.

It’s scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 17.

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