Chicago To Host 2020 All-Star Weekend

Feb 6 2010 Chicago IL USA Outside the United Center before the game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. Mandatory Credit Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly after Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported that Chicago is set to host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

The official announcement is expected to come Friday, with National Basketball Association commisoner Adam Silver and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to be in attendance. This will be the first time the All-Star festivities will take place at the United Center.

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He and Dominique Wilkins soared in an epic slam dunk contest, "His Airness" edging out the "Human Highlight Reel" with one last spectacular display. Jordan got a ideal 50 and his second straight contest title. Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions. Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul Jabbar also became the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history.

NY has hosted All-Star Weekend a record five times.