The windy city known as Chicago is set to host the NBA All-Star game and festivities in 2020, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
This will mark the third All-Star game being held in Chicago since 1988, when Michael Jordan came out as one of the rising superstars in this league.
“Chicago is an iconic city with a storied basketball history. We are thrilled to bring the NBA All-Star Game back,” said Silver, according to NBA.com. “We thank Mayor Emanuel, Jerry and Michael Reinsdorf and the entire Bulls organization and look forward to an exciting week of activities celebrating the game of basketball.”
The United Center is schedule to host the Rising Stars Challenge, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, JBL Three Point Contest, and the Verizon Slam Dunk. The new Wintrust Arena, home of the WNBA’s Chicago sky starting next season, will host the practices and All-Star Celebrity Game.
In 2020, expect the NBA to reach out to community-based programs on helping out the children by hosting caring events. Only time will tell if the hype lives up to expectations in 2020.