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

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.


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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