View Full Version : Group of U.S. senators ask NBA to move All-star game

04-15-2016, 01:47 AM
A group of six U.S. senators called on the NBA to move the All-star game (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15201782/senators-urge-nba-pull-2017-all-star-game-charlotte-north-carolina) out of Charlotte, according to ESPN:

Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Patty Murray of Washington state, along with Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, wrote to NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday.

The senators said they "hold no ill will toward the people of Charlotte" but cannot "stand idly by as North Carolina moves to legalize and institutionalize discrimination."

The senators said the NBA made history when Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. sports league two years ago.

Last week, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley also called on the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game to a different location.

04-16-2016, 03:07 PM
Don't know that we need another thread about this NC discrimination issue.

They have a lot of time to work out an alternative.