When the NBA announced they were going to move the NBA All-Star game out of Charlotte, Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan imparted politically correct responses.
However, this wasn’t the case for Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates, who blasted the decision, according to ESPN.
“Shame on those responsible for such a short sighted decision to take the NBA All Star away from Charlotte I always thought this was country that ALL peoples not just a few can determine our future,” Sabates wrote in an email to the Charlotte Observer.
Stephen Curry said he loves everything about the Charlotte, but “it is what it is.”
Michael Jordan said he understands the decision.
“We understand the NBA’s decision, and are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star Weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019,” Jordan and the Hornets said in a statement.
House Bill 2 had reversed an ordinance that included transgender and gay residents to the list of people who were protected against discrimination in the city known as the next Atlanta: Charlotte.
“Our Mayor opened a can of worms, who knows why?,” Sabates said in the email.” One Our city council is the one to blame for our losing the NBA All Star game, none of this would have happened if not for a very few minority forcing our supposed city leaders into creating a problem that never really existed, there will always be another election, they better pray a very few can get them re-elected.”