Report: Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game

(CBS) The Bulls and the city of Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star Game and the accompanying weekend festivities, ESPN.com reported Thursday afternoon.

It will mark the first time Chicago has been home to the All-Star Game since 1988, when Bulls legend Michal Jordan led the East to a win and garnered MVP honors. Jordan also won the slam dunk contest that year.

It will be the first time the United Center has hosted the All-Star Game, as the building opened in 1994.

The NBA, the Bulls and the city will hold a ceremony at the United Center on Friday at 2 p.m. to mark the announcement. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf, Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, alderman Walter Burnett Jr. of the 27th Ward and Chicago Sports Commission executive director Kara Bachman are scheduled to be in attendance.

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