Steph Curry: ‘It’s Disappointing That My Hometown Won’t Be Able to Host the All-Star Game’

by July 22, 2016
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Stephen Curry understands the NBA’s decision to remove next year’s All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina—where he grew up, and his father Dell Curry spent the bulk of his NBA career—but he’s nonetheless bummed out.

Curry knows how significant the event is to the city’s economy.

Michael Jordan, owner of the Hornets, issued a statement on the matter.

From the press release:

The Charlotte Hornets and Chairman Michael Jordan released the following statement regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game:

 

“We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season. There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so. With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star Weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019. We want to thank the City of Charlotte and the business community for their backing throughout this entire process, starting with the initial bid. We are confident that they will be just as supportive and enthusiastic for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.”