How could the NBA pull the All-Star game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law and move it to New Orleans, considering Louisiana is suing the Obama administration over its directive on sex discrimination? This leak from the Board of Governors meeting proves illustrative. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is. He then said if the All-Star Game remained in Charlotte, he wouldn’t feel comfortable attending,
Although the events are the same every year — there’s the draft, free agency, and the Summer League — how everything is going to play out remains a mystery. The draft is over (some teams made out better than others), the Summer League is caput, and the bulk of the big-name free agents have already picked their destination of choice. The Los Angles Lakers do have some nice, young talent on the roster.