NBA: How’s This for a Bathroom Break? We Won’t Play All-Star Game in Charlotte

7/21/2016 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BREAKING NEWS

The NBA is officially saying goodbye to North Carolina … the 2017 All-Star Game will be moved to a state more friendly to the LGBT community.

The catalyst for the decision … the North Carolina law that requires people to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender. The move to repeal the law failed.

The game — which was originally scheduled for February 19, 2017 at Timer Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte — will now be moved to another city … as yet undetermined.

An NBA official says, “We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

All hope isn’t lost for basketball fans in Charlotte … the NBA says they HOPE to reschedule the ASG for 2019 … providing Charlotte lawmakers 86 the bill.

Source: NBA: How’s This for a Bathroom Break? We Won’t Play All-Star Game in Charlotte | TMZ.com

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