NBA unsure it can host All-Star game in Charlotte after non-discrimination ordinance overturned
RALEIGH, N.C. — The National Basketball Association said it is too early to know if a new North Carolina law overturning Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance will prevent the city from hosting the league’s all-star game in 2017.
The NBA in a statement called the law passed Wednesday discriminatory and said it is deeply concerned it runs counter to the league’s guiding principles of equality and mutual respect.
The NBA said it is too early to decide what the league might do with next year’s All-Star game.
The North Carolina General Assembly passed and Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation barring local laws that would extend anti-discrimination protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
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