NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley this week expressed disappointment over a North Carolina law that targets the LGBT community.

House Bill 2, approved last month during a one-day special session, blocks cities from enacting ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and bars students attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

Next year's NBA All-Star Game is set to take place at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

“As a black person, I'm against any form of discrimination – against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians – however you want to phrase it,” the Turner Sports NBA analyst told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday. “It's my job, with the position of power that I'm in and being able to be on television, I'm supposed to stand up for the people who can't stand up for themselves. So, I think the NBA should move the All-Star Game from Charlotte.”

Nearby Atlanta has expressed interest in hosting the game.