ESPNChicago is reporting that the Chicago Bulls and National Basketball Association are expected to announce that the city will host the 2020 All Star Game, according to a league source. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several Bulls and city officials were on hand to announce the news. "I'm looking forward to better seats". The city last hosted the festivities back in 1988 at Chicago Stadium. Behind the efforts of Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, the Eastern Conference won 138-133 over the Western Conferece.
All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago.
Reinsdorf credited the expanded campus of shops and activities around the United Center as a selling point for the game, and thanked the city for aiding in the development on the Near West Side. Chicago will be the center of the basketball universe come Winter of 2020. "Now, it's a campus", he said.
However, with the news of them hosting the NBA All-Star Game three years from now, it could lift their spirits and boost their confidence, which could lead to more inspired play in their upcoming games.