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After Venue Change, NBA All-Star Game Set To Tip Off In New Orleans

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The top players in professional basketball will meet in New Orleans Sunday night for the annual NBA All-Star game. The location is significant because the game was originally scheduled for Charlotte, but the league moved the game to Louisiana because of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill," House Bill 2.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist, about that decision and how the game will shape up.

This article was originally published on February 16, 2017.

This segment aired on February 16, 2017.

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