The NBA has elected New Orleans as the replacement city for the 2017 All-Star Game, the league announced today.
It comes after the league’s decision to remove Charlotte as the original host city due to their controversial new laws which forces transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender on their birth certificate.
The NBA has issued the following statement regarding New Orleans as the host of NBA All-Star 2017: pic.twitter.com/cLOYRcyt9q
— NBA (@NBA) August 19, 2016
The league have also announced that Charlotte could stage the All-Star Game in 2019.