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Portland eliminated from 2017 All-Star Weekend

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07:30 AM ET 02.20 | On the one hand, the Trail Blazers have made it known that the city of Portland would like to host the NBA's All-Star Weekend. The year 2017 was the first opening the organization was shooting for after the mid-season extravaganza visits New York in 2015 and Toronto in 2016. But according to a league source, 2017 is now out of the question for Portland due to the tirelessly slow process of getting a Hyatt Regency convention-size hotel approved which would reside at the Oregon Convention Center. Funding and hotel competitors appear to be the main obstacles holding the project up. A city official told CSNNW.com that they do expect to eventually break ground on the project, but adds that now the earliest the hotel can be constructed is in the year 2017.

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February 20, 2014  09:01 AM ET

It's No Big Deal, Bros.

February 20, 2014  10:09 AM ET

no one cares

February 20, 2014  01:57 PM ET

The NBA still has an ASG? Oh, so that's what that game of streetball last weekend was...

February 20, 2014  03:02 PM ET

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February 20, 2014  05:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

no one cares

Agreed.

Portland is one a the few NBA cities that has never hosted a All-Star game. Most of the fans of the Blazers don't care if the city never gets a All-Star game. The city is trying to use the lure of having the All-Star game to get the tax payers to pay for the building of a large hotel next to the convention center.

Of course everyone has said no to having the tax payers to pay to build a hotel. And tax payers have said if there's such a high demand for a hotel at the convention center. Then someone would have built a hotel at the convention center years ago.

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