Uptown transforms for NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

The home of the Hornets is being transformed for All-Star Weekend.

“We're making Charlotte the epicenter of the basketball world this weekend and we are really excited to bring the game to life,” an All-Star Weekend organizer told FOX 46. 

Restaurants and bars will become the ultimate NBA fan experience beginning tomorrow, and there will be something for everyone over the next three days-- from interactive activities and art to memorabilia displays and appearances from your favorite NBA players.

With the expectation of 50,000 people hitting the epicenter this weekend, there's no doubt uptown will be buzzing.

“We hope to see a wide range of fans. Down to our most hardcore NBA fans to some casual fans we will want to introduce to the game.”

It takes around 700 people to put on the games over three days.

Kevin Dobstaff with the NBA says the weekend is a global event, and the Tar Heel State is on full display.  

“From a programming perspective and content perspective, this will feel very much about Carolina and Carolina basketball and what it means to the game of basketball to be here in such a hotbed of basketball culture,” Dobstaff said. 

That means they even bounced ideas off of Hornets owner Michael Jordan.

“On the production side we definitely got input from Michael and even the conversations about what happenings with J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton performing and all those types of things.” 

For fans attending the All-Star Weekend, Dobstaff says his take way for them is always the same. 

“I certainly hope for the City of Charlotte their takeaway was the amazing experience they had because we always want to feel like we left a legacy and they had a great time and that's the key.”