NBA to move the ALL-Star Game from Charlotte

North Carolina has been under fire practically all year long. The NBA announced on Thursday that they are moving the All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of North Carolina’s HB2 Law. Back in March, Governor Pat Mccory signed a bill that blocked certain protections for the LGBT community. The law also mandates which public restrooms Transgender people can use. The NBA released a statement stating, “… We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

In an interview with Mike Collins, Governor Mccory said, “I’m disappointed, I strongly disagree with their decision, and to put it bluntly, I think it’s total PC BS.”

Listen to Governor Mccory’s interview here: http://wfae.org/post/nbas-decision-pc-bs-mccrory-says

Many business that would normally use the All Star Game as a tool to make money will lose out on a lot of business this upcoming year. According to CNN, there is an estimated loss of $100 million to the Charlotte’s economy.

Read more here: http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/22/news/economy/charlotte-nba-all-star-game-impact/

 

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