Logo NBA All-Star 2020 Chicago, Where is next year’s All Star game?.
The greatest players in the current NBA have descended on the Spectrum Center tonight as they battle it out in the All Star game.
LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard are all among the names in action.
That trio are likely to earn a call-up for the 2020 All Star game too, which will take place on February 15 next year.
It will be the 69th edition of the event and the great and the good of basketball will be heading to Chicago.
The 2020 All Star game will be held at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls.
The game hasn’t been played in the city since 1988, when it was held at the Bulls’ previous home arena Chicago Stadium.
Chicago Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf can’t wait for next year’s game.
“We are honored that the NBA has selected Chicago to host All-Star 2020,” he said.
“Because the game of basketball has such deep roots and a rich history in this city, with some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, we know it will be a successful event for everyone involved.”
And Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is equally as excited.
He added: “Chicago is looking forward to hosting NBA All-Star 2020 and welcoming players and fans from across the country and around the world to our great city.
“Chicago is a global hub for sports, entertainment and culture.
“Bringing the NBA All-Star Game back to the city for the first time in over three decades is a win for our city, our businesses and fans of all ages who will have the chance to be part of one of basketball’s biggest events.”
In addition to the All-Star game, the Rising Stars challenge, Three-Point contest and Slam Dunk will also take place in Chicago.
The Wintrust Arena, also in the city, will host the All-Star celebrity game as well as the Rising Stars.