NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday that the league will move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not change a recent anti-transgender law.
Silver made the comments on ESPN’s Mike & Mike.
“We’ve been working very closely with the business community down there and the governor and the legislature to make it clear that it would be problematic for us to move forward with our All-Star Game if there is not a change in the law,” Silver said.
Silver reiterated the comment in a meeting with reporters later Thursday, though he also said there is no timeline on when a decision about the game would be made.
Earlier this month, North Carolina passed a law requiring public school and university students to use public bathrooms according to the gender stated on their birth certificates. The law has been criticized as being anti-LGBT.