National Basketball Association set to announce that Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star Game

12 November, 2017, 02:45 | Author: Diane Mills
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The NBA will be announcing Chicago as the host of the 2020 NBA All-Star game, according to a report by ESPN.

Silver was joined by Bulls vice president John Paxson, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf as they officially made the announcement inside the United Center. "I'm looking forward to better seats".

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Silver noted he was a law student in Chicago when the city last hosted the event. This will be the first time the All-Star festivities will take place at the United Center. Behind the efforts of Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, the Eastern Conference won 138-133 over the Western Conferece. The 2020 All-Star weekend will mark the third time that the city of Chicago has had the honor of hosting the NBA's stars - 1973 and 1988 being the others.

Before the annual showcase makes its way to Chicago, the National Basketball Association will make stops in Los Angeles and Charlotte, N.C., hosting the game at the Staples Center in 2018 and the Spectrum Center in 2019. "It's my pleasure to be part of the National Basketball Association at the time when the All-Star Game and surrounding festivities are coming back to town". Captains will now draft players out of a pool of players voted in as starters and reserves, with the lead vote-getter from each conference getting the captain job.

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