Stephen Curry, the reigning two-time NBA MVP, is hoping that his native state of North Carolina make changes to the so-called “bathroom bill” in the aftermath of Charlotte losing the 2017 All-Star game.
Earlier this week, the NCAA and ACC followed in the NBA’s footsteps by relocating all scheduled games from the state of North Carolina.
The ACC decided to relocate all neutral-site championships for the forthcoming season, meaning Charlotte will no longer host the football title game.
Barely 48 hours before the ACC’s decision, the NCAA announced it would pull seven championship events from the state of North Carlona in the coming university year over the controversial HB2 bathroom law.
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Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, is hoping that the state of North Carolina would abolish the law that doesn’t allow transgender people from using bathrooms located in government buildings.
“I think it’s unfortunate for our city and our state to be under the microscope with (House Bill 2) and how it’s unfolded,” Curry told The Associated Press in an interview.
“I’m all for equal and fair rights and treatment for everybody. Until it gets addressed, until some changes are made, this could be a recurring theme in North Carolina. I don’t want that happen,” added the two-time MVP.
Incidentally, North Carolina, a state with a great lineage of sports, has hosted more men’s basketball tourney games than any other state over the last 65 years.
However, the recent legislation is set to cost the state millions of dollars, especially the All-Star game. Curry is hoping that the lawmakers do what’s right for the people and athletes of North Carolina.
“The All-Star Game has been moved, the NCAA tournament, things that would bring so much joy and support to the city, mainstay events. But I think it’s a conversation that will continue until changes are made.
“I don’t have any answers as to how that will happen, but hopefully it happens sooner rather than later,” said the Golden State Warriors point guard.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors will begin training camp for the new season later this month.