Butterfield Statement on 2017 NBA All-Star Game


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  July 21, 2016

                                Contact: Meaghan Lynch            

                                  Office: (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield Statement on 2017 NBA All-Star Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC:

“I understand the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game in light of the passage of H.B. 2. For months, North Carolinians, corporate leaders, and communities across America have expressed in the strongest possible terms their dissatisfaction with H.B. 2. The NBA’s decision demonstrates the serious price our great state has paid over this discriminatory law.  I call on Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to immediately repeal H.B. 2 before more economic damage and embarrassment occurs.”