Roommates, the NBA All-Star sport is rapidly approaching and all eyes are on town of Atlanta to play host to the favored occasion…however Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has different plans. Mayor Bottoms launched a press release clearly expressing her ideas on the occasion coming to town—and if she has her manner, Atlanta might be sitting out this yr’s festivities.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose metropolis was picked to host the NBA All-Star Recreation and abilities competitions on March 7th, raised main considerations concerning the notion of followers coming to town for the occasions surrounding the heavily-attended sports activities weekend.
Mayor Bottoms was agency in her stance for town of Atlanta to not host the occasion this yr, within the following assertion:
“Underneath regular circumstances, we’d be extraordinarily grateful for the chance to host the NBA All-Star sport, however this isn’t a typical yr. I’ve shared my considerations associated to public well being and security with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We’re in settlement that it is a made-for-TV occasion solely, and other people mustn’t journey to Atlanta to occasion.”
To additional make issues clear, Keisha Lance Bottoms additionally stated there might be “no NBA-sanctioned occasions open to the general public” and that town strongly encourages native companies “to not host occasions within the metropolis associated to this sport.”
In the meantime, LeBron James and different NBA stars have not too long ago spoken out to specific their unhappiness concerning the thought of taking part in an All-Star Recreation throughout a pandemic.
The NBA instructed groups Monday that strict protocols might be in place for the All-Star occasions. Gamers might be allowed a really restricted variety of company; all contributors should journey to Atlanta by non-public automotive or aircraft; and for essentially the most half, gamers might be allowed to go away their lodges just for All-Star occasions on the area.
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