Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory suggested Thursday that Bill and Hillary Clinton were behind the NBA's decision to move next year's All-Star game from Charlotte over the state's law that targets the LGBT community.

After the NBA announced that it would not hold its All-Star event in the state, McCrory wasted no time in politicizing the decision.

(Related: NBA to move All-Star game from Charlotte over transgender bathroom law.)

“It is no surprise that the NBA has chosen to politically target North Carolina during an election year since Doug Sosnick, Bill Clinton's former White House Political Director, serves as the NBA's chief political advisor,” the McCrory campaign said in a press release.

“While it would be front-page news if Karl Rove were advising an organization on how to inflict economic damage on a state to benefit the Republican's election prospects, this is standard operating procedure for the Clintons, who get away with it thanks to their friends in the media.”

The state's House Bill 2 prohibits transgender people from using the public bathroom of their choice, among other things.

McCrory's office issued a tamer statement in which McCrory blamed his political rival, Attorney General Roy Cooper, the sports and entertainment elite and the media for misrepresenting the law and “maligning the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present.”