Charlotte Hornets to host 2017 NBA All-Star Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Charlotte Hornets will host the 2017 All-Star game.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Tuesday at a news conference at the team’s arena. The Hornets last hosted an All-Star game in 1991 at the since-demolished Charlotte Coliseum. The game is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2017.

The Hornets are owned by Michael Jordan. The six-time NBA champion became the team’s majority owner in 2010 and has sought to bring the game to Charlotte since.

The city agreed to pay about $30 million in renovations to the arena when the Hornets submitted their All-Star bid.

The game could be a homecoming for Golden State’s Stephen Curry, the NBA MVP who grew up in Charlotte and attended nearby Davidson.

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