2014 NBA All Star Game goes to New Orleans

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Grillinnap
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http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/04/1 ... w-orleans/

Why??? The ASG was just held there in 2008. What's with cities hosting it twice in a span of less than 10 years? LA in 2004 and 2011. Houston in 2006 and 2013 and now New Orleans. Why aren't northern cities getting it? Chicago, Boston, Portland all deserve it.

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I think the issue with Portland is the lack of enough hotel rooms in the city to support the amount of players, media and hangers-on. NBA brass probably just don't want to be in Chicago or Boston in February... brrrr!

I can understand L.A. getting it twice because we have 2 teams, but NOLA? Sure, it'll help their tourism industry after Katrina and the Oil spill, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was a pre-negotiated sweetener in the sale of the Hornets.

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What about Miami? Since the 2000s, only Washington, Philly, Atlanta, and Orlando have been the Eastern Conference teams that have hosted the ASG.

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isn't it 2014 ASG?

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Not to be a d!ck, but I think it's for multiple reasons and these are not listed to me, in order of importance. 1 - New ownership. NBA realizes it got lucky that someone actually bought this sorry excuse for an NBA team and was probably going to reward said owner with an ASG before 2020 anyways, it also could have been part of the actual deal to BUY the team that New Orleans gets to host the ASG within the next few years. 2 - NBA feels bad for New Orleans. I could give 2 craps about natural disasters, they happen....

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