NBA world reacts to league moving All-Star Game out of North Carolina

The NBA announced Thursday afternoon that the 2017 All-Star Game will be moving from Charlotte to New Orleans due to gridlock in resolving the North Carolina state legislature’s controversial decision to eliminate certain protections in place for the LGBT community.

The eliminations included a mandate demanding gay, lesbian and transexual people to use the bathroom of their birth gender–a mandate the league believes runs against the spirit its marquee event weekend.

After trying to work with the state to amend this issue in time for the All-Star Game, the league opted to move the venue to New Orleans for 2017 and stated its desire to try again with Charlotte in 2019. 


It’s an unprecedented move for a major American sport, and the NBA world is weighing in on the groundbreaking move:

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