The NBA All-Star Game comes to Charlotte in 2017

Which is a big deal according to the usual Uptown suspects — lots of celebrities and press in town — except for one little problem: Come 2018 or probably March 2017 almost no one will remember whether the 2017 NBA All-Star Game was played. Case in point: Without looking, can you name where the 2014 All-Star was played? Or this year’s game?

(Answers: 2014: New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. Yes, really. 2015: New York City’s Madison Square Garden)

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...