NBA: NC Governor Lashes Out At All-Star Game Being Moved, Michael Jordan, Steph Curry And More Respond

The NBA All-Star game that was scheduled for Charlotte next season has officially been moved. The league released a full statement last night addressing the issue and it appears, at least for now that New Orleans will be the likely candidate to replace Charlotte, although a few other cities are trying to get the game as well. As you might expect, such a decision is not made lightly as years of planning go into something like this but the NBA showed the government of North Carolina they will not support a state that allows possible discrimination of any kind. Many people in the basketball world such as Michael Jordan, who probably stands to lose the most, as well as Steph Curry who is native to Charlotte, spoke on the decision.

NBA: Taking A Stance Against Bigotry Toward The LGBT Community In North Carolina

No more All-Star games for the NBA in North Carolina until lawmakers chuck the bill that “…requires people to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender.”

NBA: Kobe Bryant Wants Real Competition at Final All-Star Game Just Like Michael Jordan Told Him Years Ago

The NBA All-Star game like most others doesn’t really feature real competition.  The best players in the game usually just show off their skills which results in a high offensive game with very little defense.  The big stars don’t want to get hurt during a meaningless game.  Well all except Kobe Bryant.  The Black Mamba has been known to get intense during the game and urging others to do the same.  Since he’s retiring at the end of this season and this will be his last All-Star game, he’s hoping they make it a great one.

NBA: Kobe Bryant Speaks on Possibly Being Voted Into 2016 All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season and although his numbers aren’t exactly All-Star worthy, many people feel he should get an honorary spot.  So how does Bryant himself feel about the upcoming NBA All-Star game?

(Video) NBA: Russell Westbrook Wins MVP Of All Star Game With 41 Points As The West Wins

The 49th NBA All Star game did not disappoint the fans at all, with the West winning a shootout 163-158 over the East. Russell Westbrook and Lebron James both set the tone early, with Russ finishing with 41 points and taking home the MVP trophy. James Harden, Steph Curry and many other players all showed out and the fans in attendance and watching on tv got to see a show. Check out some of the best plays of the game.

NBA: Adam Silver Wants to Expand All-Star Rosters After Damian Lillard is Left Off

Every year the NBA All-Stars are announced and every year there’s a huge debate about who was snubbed.  This year was no different especially with so many amazing players in the Western Conference.  Initially both Damian Lillard and DeMarcus Cousins were left off the roster but with Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury, commissioner Adam Silver was forced to choose between the two.  The decision was so difficult it influenced Silver to want to expand All-Star rosters.

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