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2017 NBA All-Star Game won’t lack excitement, drama

( CNN) The NBA All-Star Game is around the corner, and there is no shortfall of story lines leading up to the 66 th playing of this game.

For starters, the location. Originally, this year’s game was scheduled to be in Charlotte, North Carolina. But because of the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, the NBA moved the event to the Smoothie King Center — home of the New Orleans Pelicans.

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This will be the third time New Orleans has hosted the All-Star Game.