|Boston Garden, 1964.|
With a shortage of NBA cities applying for All-Star Games because of the cost, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck told the Globe the club is considering filing an application. Grousbeck said he had a conversation with Jim Rooney, the executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority about taking steps in the process. "I spoke to Jim Rooney casually the other day about it," Grousbeck said. "And we've agreed it's something worth looking at."
It's a little surprising that teams don't want to have it "because of the cost." I would expect the event to generate a lot of income for a city/franchise, but apparently not.
The last time the NBA held it's mid-season showcase in Boston was 49 years ago. And it's not like the Super Bowl that rotates between warm weather places; in the past 20 years the All-Star Game has been to Denver, Philly, Washington, New York, Cleveland, and Minnesota. Cleveland has actually hosted it twice since Boston has, that's embarrassing. Wyc should get this done, it seems like a no-brainer.
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