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The NBA announced the 2017 NBA All-Star game is moving from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB2 law. Many are hailing the move as a good step towards pressuring North Carolina to repeal the law, but others are saying that the NBA shouldn’t get bogged down in politics.

Should the NBA get involved with politics?

Some fans are saying that the NBA should stay out of politics. Sports is something that everyone can enjoy, but when the NBA does something like this, they’re bringing in issues that are unrelated to the NBA. The NBA has extremely loyal fans in North Carolina. By moving the game, they’re punishing fans for the actions of few. It’s simply unfair.

But a lot of fans are cheering on the NBA, saying that it was a good move. They say that it’s not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of principle. If a state chooses to be discriminatory, it is entirely within a business' rights to not conduct business in that state. The NBA is an inclusive and welcoming space, and it has chosen to not stand by discriminatory laws.

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