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Heat president: NBA wants future All-Star game in Miami

Sears Shooting Stars Competition

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat cheer during the Sears Shooting Stars Competition part of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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The 2017 NBA All-Star game is scheduled for Charlotte (though that could change), and the 2018 event is headed to Los Angeles.

After that?

Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel:

Appearing Wednesday at the unveiling of the Heat’s Learn & Play Center at Robert King High Park, Eric Woolworth. the Heat Group president of business operations, said the Heat are not part of the process of the NBA assessing venue options for the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte amid concerns over restrictive LGBT legislation currently in place in North Carolina.
“The NBA has made it clear to us that they would like to try figure out how to come to Miami,” he said, after appearing at Wednesday’s community event alongside Alonzo Mourning and Josh Richardson. “And so, we have put some feelers out to the people around town, to see what can be done. And so I would say we’re at the very preliminary stages of trying to figure something out.”

A warm-weather city on the water in February? I can see why people would appreciate that.