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Old 04-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2014 All-Star game in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS -- The NBA is awarding New Orleans the 2014 All-Star game, now that Tom Benson has agreed to buy the Hornets and sign a lease extension at New Orleans Arena, a person familiar with the decision said.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because an announcement by NBA Commissioner David Stern was scheduled for the afternoon.

Stern had already pledged that New Orleans would get an All-Star game once a new owner and lease extension were in place, and because of potential conflicts with Mardi Gras, awarding the game in 2014 made the most sense, the person who spoke to the AP said.
New Orleans to host 2014 NBA All-Star Game - sportsnet.ca
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