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Cavaliers to host 2022 NBA All-Star game

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Cleveland last hosted an NBA All-Star game in 1997.

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The NBA’s All-Star weekend is coming to Cleveland for the first time since 1997.

As first reported by Crain’s Kevin Kleps (with the year being confirmed by cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor), the Cavaliers will host the NBA All-Star game in 2022.

The Cavs landing the All-Star game is a win for the Quicken Loans Arena renovation project, which aimed to bring the event back to Cleveland. This year, the All-Star game will be held in Charlotte before heading to Chicago in 2020 and Indianapolis in 2021. The Cavs were in contention for the 2021 game, but delays in construction pushed back their bid.

With the Cavs hosting date years away, it’ll be interesting to envision what the team will look like come the 2021-2022 season. Will there even be a Cavalier player playing at an All-Star level at that point in time?

This has not yet been officially announced, but both reports say an announcement will be coming “soon.” The 2022 All-Star game will mark the league’s 75th All-Star event and comes after the city host the 2019 MLB All-Star game.