Legislative leaders hoping a compromise version of House Bill 2 might be enough to save the the 2017 NBA All-Star Game got their answer Thursday:
In a joint statement on Twitter, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets made it clear that while they were continuing to talk to all sides about HB2, the legislative proposal being shopped in the final days of the short session did not go far enough to prevent LGBT discrimination.
Here’s their official statement:
In response to reports regarding the NBA’s involvement in amended HB2 legislation currently before NC legislature pic.twitter.com/YSDETM7UyV
— NBA (@NBA) June 30, 2016
It’s estimated the 2017 All-Star Weekend could have an economic impact of up to $100 million on the Queen City, according to the Charlotte Observer.
For more on the proposed HB2 ‘fix’ read today’s Fitzsimon File.