Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/16/11
Orlando is the unlucky city that’s supposed to host the 2012 NBA All-Star game in this now marred season (assuming it’s not cancelled altogether), and the town’s mayor (with the backing of one angry columnist) claims that the League should feel bad enough to give them another shot at hosting the event, during happier times. From the Sentinel: “This is not the time and Orlando is not the place to hold a massive celebration of all things NBA. That’s why David Stern and NBA ownership needs to assure our city amid this cumbersome, contentious NBA labor dispute that we will get another All-Star Game at a more appropriate time. Even if the dispute is settled sometime soon, Orlando should not be stuck with an All-Star Game during what would be a dreary, lockout-shortened NBA season. ‘I would think they [the NBA] would have a moral obligation to give us a second All-Star game since we wouldn’t be getting the All-Star game in the fashion that it was promoted to us,’ Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer...
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