Michael Jordan addresses HB2 bill controversy, says Hornets are ‘opposed’ to discrimination
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan reiterated that the Charlotte Hornets are opposed to House Bill 2, which was recently passed in North Carolina and could prevent the NBA All-Star Game from coming to Charlotte.
Jordan said in a statement Tuesday to the Charlotte Observer that the Hornets “are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment.”
Some consider the law discriminatory toward the LGBT community.
“As has been the case since the building opened, we will continue to ensure that all fans, players and employees feel welcome while at work or attending NBA games and events at Time Warner Cable Arena,” Jordan said in the statement.
Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA believes a change in the law is necessary to bring All-Star weekend to Charlotte next February.
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