Not much has gone right for the Cleveland Cavaliers since LeBron James decided to take his talents to Los Angeles.
But yesterday the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and company were in town for a huge announcement. The All-Star game would be coming to the Rock ‘n Roll city in 2022.
Cleveland previously hosted the NBA All-Star Game back in 1997, when the NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 2022 when the game comes back to ‘The Land’ the NBA will be commemorating its 75th anniversary.
Cleveland will in fact host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/Tzv2x8fXQi
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For months now there has been some talks of the city getting an all-star game in the near future. But before the announcement could be made official, some upgrades needed to be made to Quicken Loans Arena. While the area around the arena is a mess now, the final renderings of what the arena will look like are spectacular.
The new and improved ‘Q’ will surely attract a number of outside events besides an all-star game.
But for now the city has something to look forward to in a few years time. This NBA All-Star game announcement is off the heels of the Cleveland Indians be awarded the 2019 MLB All-Star weekend.
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The city of Cleveland will surely benefit from all of this outside attention, and will hopefully go a ways to help further change the national perspective of the city.
And the best part of this decision to bring the NBA All-Star game to Cleveland is that we will get to see the sports greatest athletes performing in various challenges. Though the All-Star game itself is a glorified scrimmage with little defense and dozens of lob dunks and three-pointers, fans will still turn up to see this event.
What will you be most excited to see when the NBA’s best players flock to Cleveland for the 2022 All-Star Game?