Steph Curry grew up in Charlotte. He played college basketball for Davidson in North Carolina. His father, Dell, played 10 seasons for the Charlotte Hornets. He has a special connection with the city and looked forward to the 2017 All-Star Game in his hometown.
So, he was disappointed Thursday when the NBA announced that the league would be moving the All-Star Game away from Charlotte in response to anti-LGBT legislation.
Curry was asked about Adam Silver’s decision in an interview with ESPN. He said he understood the decision, but was still sad to see the city lose the game.
“It’s disappointing that my hometown won’t be able to host the All-Star Game as they had planned. Obviously, I understand Adam Silver’s decision and see where it ends up. Obviously an unfortunate situation for the city. It is what it is.”
Curry went on and supported his hometown:
“Just, I know how much that would have meant to the city to be able host the greatest NBA guys and celebrate the game of basketball. I know the league is in a position where they have to make a decision. And Adam Silver’s made one, and we support that. But at the end of the day, I love my city. I love…