July 21, 2016
CONTACT: Demi Dowdy (919) 834-2099


Civitas Responds to Reports NBA Will Pull All-Star Game Out of NC

RALEIGH – Reports are circulating that the NBA has made the decision to pull the NBA All-Star game from Charlotte, NC, reportedly due to the league's disapproval of North Carolina's HB 2 law.
Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “If these reports are indeed true, then the NBA has chosen social activism as opposed to what is in the best interests of their business. This is a perfect example of attempted corporate bullying, which will not hurt North Carolina. Thanks to conservative leadership in our state, North Carolina has attracted more business and jobs than ever before, and our economy continues to strengthen whether the NBA agrees with our laws or not. The thought that one basketball game not being played here will have a negative impact on North Carolina’s over half-trillion dollar economy is laughable.”

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at or call 919.747.8059.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.


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