Bulls open to hosting 2017, future All-Star Games after NBA nixes Charlotte


(from chicagotribune.com)

Michael Jordan authored so many winning moments at the United Center. Could a loss for his current franchise’s city provide an opportunity for the Bulls arena to mark a significant first?

The NBA’s historic decision Thursday to pull the February 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte because of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation has created a venue void.

And while Yahoo Sports reported that New Orleans has emerged as the front-runner to land the 2017 game, the league is considering Chicago among several potential options.

The Bulls last hosted an All-Star Game in 1988 at the Chicago Stadium, with Jordan winning a memorable dunk contest against Dominique Wilkins and earning MVP honors during the game. Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and son Michael, the team’s president and chief operating officer, have stated their lack of desire to host the game at the United Center out of respect for season ticket holders, who mostly get displaced when the league takes over the venue. (MORE HERE)

This would be an incredible opportunity!! Maybe other cities should select a representive to play a game of HORSE. The winner gets the ALL STAR GAME!! Chicago gets Michael Jordan by default OBVIOUSLY!! – marconi