The Charlotte Hornets have won their bid for the 2017 NBA All Star Game and an official announcement will be made on Tuesday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported.
A big factor in the decision for Charlotte to host was the $27.5 million that the city agreed to pay to fund various improvements in the arena.
Michael Jordan figures to be a large part of the event as the Hornets owner. In addition, Stephen Curry will create plenty of buzz as a Charlotte native and a likely star at the game.
Charlotte hasn’t hosted the All Star Game since 1991. This will be the first All Star Game for Time Warner Cable Arena.