Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis battles for a rose ball with Jimmy Butler during the the NBA All Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Sunday

According to ESPN's Nick Friedell and other media outlets, the NBA will announce that the 2020 NBA All-Star Game will be held at the United Center.

Silver was joined by Bulls vice president John Paxson, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf as they officially made the announcement inside the United Center.

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All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago.

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Jordan took home the MVP honors and won the Slam Dunk Contest in front of the hometown crowd.

"Of course, it had a slam dunk championship with Dominique WIlkins and Michael Jordan, that people are still talking about today, and a fantastic All-Star Game as well", Silver said. The game will take place on Sunday, February 16 and will mark the third time Chicago has hosted the event. "I look forward to better seats next time". But Cleveland will have to wait until at least 2021 for its next NBA All-Star Game.

The All-Star game will be played in Los Angeles in 2018 and Charlotte in 2019. "Bringing the NBA All-Star Game back to the city for the first time in over three decades is a win for our city, our businesses and fans of all ages who will have the chance to be part of one of basketball's biggest events".

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