The Utah Jazz and the NBA announced the NBA All-Star game will be in Salt Lake City in 2023.
It will be exactly 30 years since the festivities came to the Beehive State when Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone took home co-MVP’s.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was in Utah to make the announcement with the organization. He spoke highly of the city and the organization.
“Along with a rich basketball tradition, Salt Lake City has proven to be a world-class destination for large-scale events and sports competitions,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “I want to thank the Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization for their commitment to hosting our All-Star festivities and to developing a program that will leave a lasting impact on the community.”
Government leaders were also there to take part in the press conference with team owner Gail Miller.
“The return of the NBA All-Star Game to Salt Lake City is a tremendous honor and an opportunity for us to welcome back the NBA family for one of basketball’s biggest events,” said Miller. “We are excited to create new memories for this generation of NBA fans in a place that loves to celebrate basketball.”
The team officially made a request to have the festivities come to the state in 2018. This came just after the renovation of Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The game will take place Sunday February 19, 2023.