Cleveland to host 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend

Sam Amico

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host All-Star Weekend in 2022, according to a report from Chris Fedor of

Earlier Tuesday, Kevin Kleps of Crain's Cleveland reported the city would "soon" host the event, with an official announcement possibly taking place Thursday.

Per Fedor:

"The Cavs were in contention to host the 2021 game, but their chances were derailed because of delays in renovating The Q. At that point, the league said the Cavs would be back in the running for a future game provided the transformation project and its timeline were both confirmed and approved by the league well in advance."

Cleveland last hosted an All-Star Game in 1997, when The Q was known as Gund Arena and the league celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Cavs also hosted the game in 1981 at the old Richfield Coliseum.

The next three All-Star Weekends are scheduled for Charlotte (2019), Chicago (2020) and Indianapolis (2021).