© 2020 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Mayor: NBA Commissioner 'Had Nothing But Accolades' For Charlotte After All-Star Weekend

Lyles-photo-123118-edited.jpg
Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte has come and gone. Fans packed the Spectrum Center Sunday night for the All-Star game, in which Team LeBron beat Team Giannis 178 to 164. The game itself capped off a weekend full of events in Charlotte.  An exact number of visitors has not been released, but 150,000 were expected in the city.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver praised city officials for how the city handled the weekend.

“He was so complimentary of the way we were able to move people around the city — the way people handled all of the entertainment,” Lyles said. “He had nothing but accolades.”

[Related Content: On All-Star Weekend, A Glimpse Of What Charlotte Can Be – And What It Already Is]

The weekend’s events appear to have gone smoothly. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have not reported any major incidents uptown during the weekend. Operations on the Charlotte Area Transit System have returned to normal after increased security measures were put in place for the weekend.