McCrory, Jordan celebrate another all-star game years later

Pat McCrory at an ACC all-star game in 1984 with Michael Jordan and then the two celebrating the NBA All-Star Game announcement this week.

Michael Jordan and Gov. Pat McCrory go back a ways – at least since 1984 when McCrory, before his political career, refereed an ACC All-Star game in Kannapolis.

“I reminded Michael of the time I called traveling on him,” Gov. McCrory said. “He continues to dispute the call to this day.”

Gov. McCrory joined Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and NBA executives in announcing that the 2017 NBA All-Star Game is coming to Charlotte.

“We are thrilled to showcase the City of Charlotte and the state of North Carolina on a global stage and welcome the NBA and its fans,” Gov. McCrory said. “Thanks go to Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA, to Michael Jordan and the Hornets and to everyone who played a part in bringing the All-Star Game to Charlotte.”

Jordan, who was a 13-time NBA all-star, played in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game, which was the last time the state hosted the game.

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