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NBA All-Star Saturday Night

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The NBA announced yesterday (July 21st) that it’s moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its new state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league said,

“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by [the new law.]”

The NBA said it will announce a new location soon. Governor Pat McCrory said in response,

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present.”

Welp!  They told y’all they was gonna do it if the law passed, so…

All Star 2013 Western Conference Starting Lineup [GALLERY]
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