The Chicago Bulls and the NBA are set to make a major announcement on Friday, and fans are going to want to mark their calendars.
According to ESPN’s Nick Friedell and other media outlets, the NBA will announce that the 2020 NBA All-Star Game will be held at the United Center.
The announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver both set to take part in the press conference.
The game has not been held in Chicago since the 1987-88 season, when it was contested at the old Chicago Stadium. Bulls star Michael Jordan not only dominated in a memorable Slam Dunk Contest, but he also won MVP honors as the Eastern Conference won 138-133 over the West.
The 2018 game will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while the 2019 contest will be held in Charlotte after the 2017 game was moved to New Orleans because of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill.”