Charlotte Rumors

Amid reports that a potential ownership group for the Carolina Panthers featuring Stephen Curry has backed out of a $2.5 billion bid for the team, the Warriors guard says he still hopes to have an ownership stake in the franchise. “Definitely,” Curry said Thursday afternoon. “Not a distraction but definitely something I’m working on. Trying to figure out the right moves and the right partners, Curry said. “You’ll hear stuff when I’m ready for that to make that be known all the way around but its still ongoing.”
“To be able to be a part of something that represents Charlotte so well in my hometown,” Curry. “I know a lot of the guys that play for the team and what they represent.” Aside from the allure of owning a professional team in his hometown, Curry expressed intrigue in being the first African American owner in NFL history. “Knowing and having an opportunity to break that trend and stat, why not?” Curry said. “That’s a pretty powerful opportunity, and one that I know doesn’t come around that often. There’s not a lot of turnover in NFL ownership.”

New Orleans to host 2017 All-Star Weekend

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn’t been announced. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until the NBA decided last month that it wouldn’t hold its marquee, mid-season event in North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
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The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a source told The Advocate. The Associated Press first reported the news. A decision hasn’t been officially announced. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until the NBA decided last month that it wouldn’t hold its marquee, mid-season event in North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
Unlike several other Southern states, Louisiana has not been swept up in legislative efforts to pass laws similar to that in North Carolina — a fact Gov. John Bel Edwards has touted while lobbying the NBA to bring its All-Star weekend to New Orleans for a third time. “We embrace our rich cultural heritage and see our diversity as a virtue,” Edwards wrote in a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in late July. “Should the NBA choose to bring the All-Star Game back to New Orleans in 2017, it will strongly reaffirm its commitment to communities that value fairness and inclusion.”