Chicago To Host 2020 All-Star Weekend

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A source confirmed that the NBA will announce on Friday that Chicago will host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago. The league will officially announce the news on Friday, with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to attend.

The All-Star Game hasn't been played in Chicago since 1988, back when the Bulls were still playing in the now-demolished Chicago Stadium. That year Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Atlanta's Dominique Wilkins put on a show in one of the best NBA Slam Dunk Contests ever. Bulls star Michael Jordan was named the MVP of the game after scoring 40 points.

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It'll travel east along Santa Clara to Market Street, where it'll turn south toward the reviewing stand in front of the park. Moore. "Seating is limited, so members of the public are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs".

Silver went on to say that he remembered that legendary event. I was sitting way up in the rafters.

"We look forward to an exciting week of activities celebrating the game of basketball".

The 2018 game will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while the 2019 contest will be held in Charlotte after the 2017 game was moved to New Orleans because of North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill". It's something that Emanuel has been pushing for to come to Chicago for a long time and now he got his wish. Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions.