Cleveland has “upper hand” on 2016 NBA All-Star Game per report

Cleveland is one of two cities to have the “upper hand” on hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star game per a report out of Comcast Northwest.

In discussing the potential for Portland, Oregon—one of six NBA cities to have never hosted the mid-season festivities—to play host in the near future, the town’s target date is 2017 due to New Orleans and New York/Brooklyn hosting the events in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Chris Haynes, the author of the report, claims that Cleveland and Toronto are the odds-on favorites to land the event in 2016.

In February, it was reported that Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers submitted a proposal to the league to bring the All-Star weekend to Cleveland in 2016 or 2017. Gilbert had met with deputy commissioner Adam Silver to discuss the potential of the games returning to Cleveland for the first time since the team played host 16 years earlier.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Once #6 returns it’ll be a done deal! Gilbert likes his $$$$ too.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    We’ve got hand!

  • Harv 21

    Totally don’t care about hosting all-star game. Very temporary and minor tangible benefits, but peeps here get weirdly crazed with hicktown pride – “we’re on national teevee!! Everyone sees us now!!”

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    A bit harsh, as I think the “I want to be famous” is just the culture now. Reality TV has deluded everyone to the point where this list is now a thing:

    Kids’ Career Goals Today
    Sports star: 12%
    Pop star: 11%
    Actor: 11%
    Astronaut: 9%
    Lawyer: 9%
    Emergency services: 7%
    Medicine: 6%
    Chef: 5%
    Teacher: 4%
    Vet: 3%

    Kids’ Career Goals 25 Years Ago
    Teacher: 15%
    Finance: 9%
    Medicine: 7%
    Scientist: 6%
    Vet: 6%
    Lawyer: 6%
    Sports star: 5%
    Astronaut: 4%
    Beautician/hairdresser: 4%
    Archaeologist: 3%

  • Screw Cleveland

    cleveland sucks… there’s nothing to do their and it’s full of facories… toronto is freaking amazing! who is cleveland gunna get to perform for them… Toronto can get anyone they want plus w/ drake and biebs