Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is speaking out, attempting to discourage people not to travel to Atlanta for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game and skills competitions that are taking place next month. She said in a statement,
“People should not travel to Atlanta to party. Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star game, but this is not a typical year. I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We are in agreement that this is a made-for-TV event only, and people should not travel to Atlanta to party.”
Bottoms also said that the city strongly encourages local businesses
“not to host events in the city related to this game.”
She posted a message on social media, captioning it “We full”.
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Other NBA players, like Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James have spoken out stating that they disagree with having NBA All-Star weekend.
He recently said,
“I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year. I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game. Short offseason for myself and my teammates. It was 71 days. And then coming into this season, we were told that we were not having an All-Star Game, so we’d have a nice little break.”
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