The Utah Jazz have a big season ahead of them. With additions such as Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley, the Jazz are in great shape. The Jazz have something to look forward to this season, and now they have something even bigger. The NBA is bringing All-Star to Salt Lake City.
On Wednesday, the NBA announced that Salt Lake City will host NBA All-Star 2023. The festivities will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is home of the Jazz. NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the selection during a press conference in the arena, with guests such as the Utah Governor and the Salt Lake City’s mayor. Silver spoke highly of Salt Lake City and thanked the organization for committing to All-Star.
“Along with a rich basketball tradition, Salt Lake City has proven to be a world-class destination for large-scale events and sports competitions,” said Silver. “I want to thank the Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization for their commitment to hosting our All-Star festivities and to developing a program that will leave a lasting impact on the community.”
In 1993, Salt Lake City hosted All-Star at the Delta Center, when the West beat the East 135-132. Jazz legends Karl Malone and John Stockton played in the game and became the first teammates to share the All-Star MVP award.
The 2023 All-Star game is a few years away, but it is something to be excited about. All-Star weekend is a fun experience for fans and players alike. The 2020 All-Star takes place in Chicago. Then, Indianapolis will host the 2021 All-Star. The All-Star festivities have another stop in the Midwest, as they head to Cleveland in 2022. Then, they head West to Salt Lake City.
Hosting the All-Star Weekend is a high honor, and Salt Lake City finally gets another chance to do so. And it is well deserved. Congrats to the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City for their selection.
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