Roommates, the NBA All-Star sport is shortly approaching and all eyes are on the town of Atlanta to play host to the favored occasion…however Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has different plans. Mayor Bottoms launched an announcement clearly expressing her ideas on the occasion coming to the town—and if she has her method, Atlanta will likely be sitting out this yr’s festivities.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose metropolis was picked to host the NBA All-Star Sport and abilities competitions on March 7th, raised main issues in regards to the notion of followers coming to the town for the occasions surrounding the heavily-attended sports activities weekend.
Mayor Bottoms was agency in her stance for the town of Atlanta to not host the occasion this yr, within the following assertion:
“Beneath 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 issues associated to public well being and security with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We’re in settlement that this can be a made-for-TV occasion solely, and other people mustn’t journey to Atlanta to celebration.”
To additional make issues clear, Keisha Lance Bottoms additionally stated there will likely be “no NBA-sanctioned occasions open to the general public” and that the 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 just lately spoken out to precise their unhappiness in regards to the concept of enjoying an All-Star Sport throughout a pandemic.
The NBA advised groups Monday that strict protocols will likely be in place for the All-Star occasions. Gamers will likely be allowed a really restricted variety of visitors; all members should journey to Atlanta by personal automobile or aircraft; and for essentially the most half, gamers will likely be allowed to go away their accommodations just for All-Star occasions on the area.
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