Chicago to host 2020 NBA All-Star weekend

Chicago to host 2020 NBA All-Star weekend

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.

All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago.

According to to ESPN's Nick Friedell, tomorrow's Bulls announcement at the United Center will be that Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star Weekend. Earlier today the Chicago Twitter account tweeted that tomorrow at 2pm CT the Bulls, the City of Chicago, and the National Basketball Association will make a major announcement.

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Silver was joined by Bulls vice president John Paxson, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf as they officially made the announcement inside the United Center. That year Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Atlanta's Dominique Wilkins put on a show in one of the best NBA Slam Dunk Contests ever.

"We look forward to an exciting week of activities celebrating the game of basketball". "We are thrilled to bring the NBA All-Star Game back", Silver said of the event which is set to be held on February 16, 2020. Jordan scored 40 points in the game and earned his first of three All-Star Game MVP awards.

This season's All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles, and it will go to Charlotte in 2019. "It was a great event then", Silver said via the Chicago Sun Times.

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