Crowds invade Charlotte for the plethora of events and evenings of the NBA All-Star


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NBA All-Star weekend is underway, the roads are closed, the players and celebrities are here and the fans are ready to kick off the party.

The first major events of the NBA Star Weekend were the Celebrity Game at the Bojangles Coliseum and the Rising Stars Game at the Spectrum Center.

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Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected as the most valuable player on the home team in the 82-80 win over the visiting team in the NBA All-Star's most memorable celebrity match.

Quavo, part of the Migos hip-hop trio, scored 27 points for the visiting team, and former NBA star Ray Allen added 24 points in the game, which included 4-point baskets.

Roads surrounding the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte began to be blocked Thursday night as visitors flocked to the city for the NBA All-Star weekend.

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The following streets near the Spectrum Center will be closed:

  • East Fifth Street
  • Fourth Street
  • Caldwell street
  • Brevard Street
  • Shopping street is

Watch the video above while Traffic Team 9's Mark Taylor joins us from Chopper 9 SkyZoom to reduce the impact on traffic, with a perspective you can not get on the ground.


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Watch the video above while DaShawn Brown and Phil Orban from Channel 9 present a preview of what we can expect from tonight's NBA Rising Stars game.

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Huge crowds will be in the Charlotte area all weekend as thousands prepare for the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Authorities said that there were more than 300 All-Star related parties in Charlotte for the city to ensure that stays are safe.

Watch the video above while Stephanie Tinoco of Channel 9 learns how local law enforcement is preparing for large crowds and events.

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