NBA All-Star Game

Rachel Seibel walks past signage being put up in preparation for the NBA All Star Game festivities this weekend, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Charlotte won't be a ghost town this weekend, but it sure won't be buzzing like many had hoped.
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Civil and human rights groups are decrying the NBA’s decision to make Charlotte eligible again to host the league's All-Star game.

Governor Pat McCrory
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The NBA announced that the 2017 All-Star Game will not be held in Charlotte as planned.

The decision comes after state lawmakers did not make enough changes to the law known as House Bill 2 to satisfy the league. It could cost the state more than $100 million in economic impact and the decision will be a factor in the gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper.