USA Today reports:
If there isn’t satisfactory resolution to North Carolina House Bill 2 by the end of summer, Charlotte risks losing the 2017 All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Silver has expressed the league’s opposition to the controversial bill, which nullified local ordinances that gave protections and rights to the LBGT community. Silver said the NBA is looking at alternative sites for the All-Star Game is the league isn’t comfortable having it Charlotte, but he remains hopeful the game will be played there.
“I’d say there is absolutely strong interest in trying to work something out,” Silver said. “Both sides of the issue recognize, however heartfelt their views are, that the current state of being is causing enormous economic damage to the state. I think they realize that we very much would like to play next year’s All-Star Game in North Carolina, as I’ve said before.