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Michael Jordan's Charlotte Hornets to host All-Star Game in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have won the bid to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2017, a source told ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Monday.

The Hornets have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday that will include NBA commissioner Adam Silver and team owner Michael Jordan.

The Charlotte Observer and The Associated Press earlier reported the news.

The city agreed to spend more than $30 million to upgrade their arena when the Hornets submitted the bid to host the game last summer.

Charlotte last hosted the All-Star Game in 1991 at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Silver said in December he was excited about the prospect of the game returning to Charlotte saying "it's just a matter of what year."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.