The NBA All-Star Game isn’t usually a massive event that a lot of fans look forward to, but there’s something about hosting the event that makes it that much cooler to pay attention to. New Orleans was abuzz last year when the All-Star Game came to town and the same goes for every other city that has hosted the event.
The Portland Trail Blazers want to get in on the fun and are making a push to host a future All-Star Game at the Rose Garden. According to Chris Haynes from CSNNWE.com, the Blazers have placed a bid to host the NBA All-Star Game in the 2017 season.
“For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few cities that has yet to actually host an NBA All-Star game,” said Chris Oxley, General Manger of the Rose Quarter. “This, quite frankly, could be the single-most significant sporting event or event in general that the city has every had the ability to host. I think that’s very meaningful in terms of Portland taking it to the next level as a host of future major events.”
It’s not going to be hard for Portland to get the All-Star Game, as not only is the trendy hipster style as popular as it’s ever been but the Blazers are becoming one of the league’s best young teams.
Portland is a hot destination for arts, culture and basketball, which makes it a decent place to host the All-Star Game in 2017.
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