NBA and Hornets issue statement

NEW YORK and CHARLOTTE – In response to published reports regarding the NBA’s involvement in amended HB2 legislation currently before the North Carolina legislature, the NBA and Charlotte Hornets issued the following statement:

“We have been engaged in dialogue with numerous groups at the city and state levels, but we do not endorse the version of the bill that we understand is currently before the legislature.  We remain committed to our guiding principles of inclusion, mutual respect and equal protections for all.  We continue to believe that constructive engagement with all sides is the right path forward.  There has been no new decision made regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.”