Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan
said Tuesday that his team opposes any form of discrimination.
In a statement given to The
Charlotte Observer in response to a request for an interview
regarding North Carolina's House Bill 2, which blocks cities from
enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people in public
buildings from using the bathroom they identify with, Jordan
reiterated the league's position.
“As my organization has stated
previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports &
Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have
always sought to provide an inclusive environment,” Jordan said.
“As has been the case since the
building opened, we will continue to ensure that all fans, players
and employees feel welcome while at work or attending NBA games and
events at Time Warner Cable Arena,” he added.
House Bill 2 effectively nullified
Charlotte's LGBT protections. The NBA has threatened to move next
year's All-Star Game, scheduled to take place in Time Warner Cable
Arena and other venues across Charlotte, over the law.
Adam Silver says North Carolina risks losing All-Star Game over