Chicago to host 2020 NBA All-Star Game


All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago.

ESPNChicago is reporting that the Chicago Bulls and National Basketball Association are expected to announce that the city will host the 2020 All Star Game, according to a league source. The league will officially announce the news on Friday, with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to attend.

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The last time the All-Star festivities were held in Chicago, Jordan put on quite a show. Additionally, this means that All-Star weekend will emanate from a top-three market city for two of the next three years. The East defeated the West that night, with Bulls legend Michael Jordan earning MVP honors for the superstar showcase.

This season's NBA All-Star Game will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 19 (AEDT). In 1973 and 1988, the games were played at the Chicago Stadium.

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The NBA announced in October a new format to the All-Star Game in an attempt to revitalize the competitiveness of it.

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