Fact Friday #6 - NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte


We recently highlighted  that for the first time since 1991, Charlotte landed the NBA All-Star Game, which will be held right here at home in 2017! WFAE recently uploaded an interesting post about how Charlotte almost didn’t land the big game. If you haven’t given it a listen, its pretty interesting. 

http://wfae.org/post/how-charlotte-landed-nba-all-star-game 

Image: Nancy Pierce
Hornets execs Fred Whitfield (left) and Pete Guelli hold the bid box, shaped like a hive cell, that they used for the NBA All-Star Game bid, as well as a ball imprinted with “NBA All-Star Charlotte 2017"