NBA commissioner says Boston should apply to host All-Star Game

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‘A wonderful city’: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Boston should apply to host All-Star Game

Now that the Boston Celtics have snapped a 12-year drought by returning to the NBA Finals, the team is now looking to snap a much longer drought. , an event they have not hosted in nearly 60 years.When asked about Boston’s application before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he encourages an application from the Celtics.”It’s a wonderful city. Obviously, we’ ll be there soon,” Silver said. Former Celtics owner Walter A. Brown is one of the people credited with conceiving the idea of ​​an NBA All-Star Game. In fact, Boston Garden hosted the first two All-Star Games (1951, ’52) and hosted four of the first 14 editions of the showcase event. Boston, however, last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1964. TD Garden, which opened in 1995 as a replacement for the Boston Garden, has yet to host the event.Silver said that about 10-plus years ago, the NBA did not receive a lot of applications to host the All-Star Game.”It became disfavored to have All-Star Games for whatever reason and now, they’re back,” Silver said. “I’ve got a long list of NBA cities that would like to have All-Star — it’s not even a game anymore. It’s not even a weekend. It’s a week of activities.”For us, we only have that as our neutral -site event, meaning where the league can host guests from around the world and has lots of tickets,” Silver added. “We’re scrounging for tickets here like everybody else in San Francisco and will be in Boston, so it’s a great opportunity for us. And also, we just love it as a week to shine the world’s attention on basketball.”The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to be held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, while Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is the scheduled host for the 2024 All-Star Game.

Now that the Boston Celtics have snapped a 12-year drought by returning to the NBA Finals, the team is now looking to snap a much longer drought.

The Celtics are reportedly preparing to apply to be a future host of the NBA All-Star Game, an event they have not hosted in nearly 60 years.

When asked about Boston’s application before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he encourages an application from the Celtics.

“It’s a wonderful city. Obviously, we’ll be there soon,” Silver said.

Former Celtics owner Walter A. Brown is one of the people credited with conceiving the idea of ​​an NBA All-Star Game. In fact, Boston Garden hosted the first two All-Star Games (1951, ’52) and hosted four of the first 14 editions of the showcase event.

Boston, however, last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1964. TD Garden, which opened in 1995 as a replacement for the Boston Garden, has yet to host the event.

Silver said that about 10-plus years ago, the NBA did not receive a lot of applications to host the All-Star Game.

“It became disfavored to have All-Star Games for whatever reason and now, they’re back,” Silver said. “I’ve got a long list of NBA cities that would like to have All-Star — it’s not even a game anymore. It’s not even a weekend. It’s a week of activities.

“For us, we only have that as our neutral-site event, meaning where the league can host guests from around the world and has lots of tickets,” Silver added. “We’re scrounging for tickets here like everybody else in San Francisco and will be in Boston, so it’s a great opportunity for us. And also, we just love it as a week to shine the world’s attention on basketball.”

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to be held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, while Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is the scheduled host for the 2024 All-Star Game.

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