Why Atlanta won't get NBA All-Star game anytime soon

Dukes & Bell
February 14, 2020 - 5:11 pm
Jan 7, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; General overall view of the downtown Atlanta skyline prior to the CFP National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the NBA All-Star game this weekend, and will Atlanta get the event anytime soon?

Koonin told the guys there is a conflict with the all-star game.

 “If you look out your window there are 50 thousand young people in Atlanta for Cheer sport which is booked multiple years in Atlanta and this all-star weekend is set in stone.” Koonin said “We have one of the largest conventions of the year booked on the same weekend as All-Star so we can’t even bid.”