Fred Whitfield and Charlotte Hornets look to lure NBA All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2017 or 2018

Posted by Andy Durham on August 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

The Charlotte Hornets and team President Fred Whitfield(Southeast Guilford High School) are going after the NBA All-Star Game and they are trying to bring it to Charlotte, N.C.

from www.charlotteobserver.com:

Greensboro’s Fred Whitfield, the Charlotte Hornets’ president, said he expected “8 to 10” NBA teams would bid for the 2017 and ’18 all-star games and that the deadline to do so is Aug. 15.

Whitfield, team mascot Hugo, former Hornets player Dell Curry and a couple of prominent members of the Charlotte Sports Foundation were scheduled to leave immediately after Tuesday’s news conference in Charlotte, on a chartered plane to hand-deliver the Hornets’ bid to the NBA offices in New York.

“We are sincere, and we are ready,” Whitfield said about the all-star game bid.

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