Today the NBA unveiled the logo for NBA All-Star 2019, which will take place Feb. 15-17, 2019, in Charlotte.
The logo pays tribute to the Hornets and the city of Charlotte by featuring the team’s iconic teal and purple colors, along with three icons – a crown, basketball and star – to symbolize the Queen City and the NBA’s annual celebration of the game per the NBA.
The stacked logo features the words “All-Star” in purple and “2019” in teal on the top, with the word “Charlotte” in the Hornets font in teal on the bottom.
The on-court festivities for NBA All-Star 2019 at the Spectrum Center will tip off Friday, Feb. 15, with the Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars, featuring the league’s best rookies and sophomores.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will feature thrilling basketball competitions, including the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, JBL Three-Point Contest and the Verizon Slam Dunk contest.
The weekend concludes on Sunday, February 17, with the 68th NBA All-Star Game.
Charlotte was awarded the NBA All Star Game in 2017, but the NBA pulled out after the passing of a controversial bathroom bill [House Bill 2] that critics said discriminated against the LGBT community, specifically transgenders.
In March of 2017, led by newly elected Governor Roy Cooper, the North Carolina Assembly repealed the bill in an effort to retrieve business the state lost out on like concerts and sporting events.
In partnership with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority [CRVA], the NBA will host several ancillary events for fans of all ages at the Charlotte Convention Center and Bojangles’ Coliseum, including NBA All-Star Practice, the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles and NBA G League events.