All-Star Rumors

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan asked about it. So did Pistons owner Tom Gores. Even the Ilitch family inquired. And Silver’s listening. “I would think it greatly enhances their chance to get an All-Star game,” Silver said after Tuesday’s announcement. “My goal is to come to every city that wants us, and especially — I think we’ve said this many times at our board of governors meetings — when new buildings come on line, they deserve to get All-Star games.”
The earliest Detroit could host an NBA All-Star Game would be 2019, and even that would be a stretch. Los Angeles’ Staples Center is already booked for 2018 and Silver has said Charlotte, North Carolina, is a priority for 2019 after the league pulled the 2017 game from the city to protest a controversial piece of legislation. “There’s a process for bidding, and I’m sure Tom and Arn (Tellem) and Stan (Van Gundy) and others will focus on it,” Silver said. “But I look forward to coming back here for an All-Star game.”
Storyline: All-Star Locations