AP source: Cleveland to host 2022 NBA All-Star Game

An announcement is expected later this week

Associated Press
October 30, 2018 - 4:55 pm
An artists rendering of the Quicken Loans Arena transformation currently underway and slated to be completed by October 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Quicken Loans Arena/Cleveland Cavaliers)

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By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

An announcement is expected later this week, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not yet made Cleveland's selection official.

Crain's Cleveland Business was first to report the mid-season event will be at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs had submitted bids to the league to host All-Star Games, but a massive renovation at Quicken Loans Arena made that impossible. But construction, which began this year, is on time and should be completed by the end of next summer.

Cleveland last hosted the event in 1997 at Richfield Coliseum when the league honored its Top 50 players.

The All-Star Game provides a huge economic boost to hosting cities.

This season's game is in Charlotte, following by Chicago and Indianapolis.

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