Gov. Christie: NBA move of All-Star Game ‘grandstanding’
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the NBA’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Charlotte because of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people was “grandstanding.”
Christie made the remarks while co-hosting the WFAN “Boomer and Carton” morning radio show Friday.
The Republican governor asked if the NBA is going to evaluate every law in every state or just a certain law.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said last month that the league decided North Carolina’s law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people made it untenable to hold its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
Proponents say the law also protects women and girls in bathrooms from heterosexual men posing as transsexual women.
The NBA hasn’t announced a new city for the All-Star weekend in February. The league has said it would reconsider Charlotte for the 2019 game if disputes about the law are resolved.