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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Urges NBA Fans to Stay Home for the All-Star Game

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Urges NBA Fans to Stay Home for the All-Star Game
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on February 19, 2021

Atlanta mayor and FAMU graduate Keisha Lance Bottoms is making headlines for her comments on the upcoming All-Star game that is set to take place in Atlanta. "People should not travel to Atlanta to party," she said in a statement. "Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star game, but this is not a typical year," Bottoms said.

While people coming to Atlanta to celebrate the NBA All-Star game would be something to be expected, this year it poses a major concern not only for the residents of Atlanta but to everyone else in the country.



As we approach nearly a year of living through a global pandemic, superspreader events are the last thing we need. Since news broke about the Coronavirus early last year, more than 28 million cases and 493,000 deaths have been reported. Having a large number of people flooding into the city to celebrate the game could have a detrimental effect.

Bottoms added that there will be “no NBA-sanctioned events open to the public" and that the city strongly encourages local businesses not to host events in the city related to this game."I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We are in agreement that this is a made-for-TV event only, and people should not travel to Atlanta to party."
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