The economic impact a year ago of the All-Star Game in New Orleans was upwards of $45 million, a number likely to be greater in Chicago given its deep basketball history. NBA All-Star Game 2017 in New Orleans reached fans in 215 countries and regions in 49 languages.
The All-Star Game hasn't been played in Chicago since 1988, back when the Bulls were still playing in the now-demolished Chicago Stadium.
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Chicago will reportedly host the 2020 All-Star Game, reports ESPN's Nick Friedell. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf, Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, and Chicago Sports Commission executive director Kara Bachman will all be in attendance.
"Of course, it had a slam dunk championship with Dominique WIlkins and Michael Jordan, that people are still talking about today, and a fantastic All-Star Game as well", Silver said.
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Silver went on to say that he remembered that legendary event. I think I was sitting pretty high up in the arena at that time ... Chicago also hosted the All-Star game in 1973; the East won that game as well, 104-84.
Before the annual showcase makes its way to Chicago, the National Basketball Association will make stops in Los Angeles and Charlotte, N.C., hosting the game at the Staples Center in 2018 and the Spectrum Center in 2019.
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