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Adam Silver discussing bringing All-Star Game to Detroit

Adam Silver, Pistons

NBA commissioner Adam Silver met with Detroit Pistons vice-chairman Arn Tellem on Monday to discuss bringing an NBA All-Star Game to the Motor City, according to Gregg Krupa of The Detroit News.

The Pistons’ new stadium, Little Caesars Arena, is in downtown Detroit. Adam Silver said Monday that there is no update yet about the scheduling of the game, but he confirmed that he had a scheduled meeting with Tellem that night to talk about the possibility of bringing the All-Star game to the city.

“I’m meeting with Arn tonight, and I’m sure we’ll be talking about it,” Silver said .

Moreover, the NBA commissioner also had a long discussion with Cavaliers owner and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert during a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club. Per Gregg Krupa, the event “turned into 45 minutes of The Dan and Adam Show” as Gilbert asked plenty of questions for Silver to answer.

Little Caesars Arena can seat approximately 20,491 people for a basketball event. The Pistons are currently 27th in the league in attendance, and there are often many empty seats on a nightly basis even though the team is off to a good start this season. Detroit enters Tuesday with a record of 8-6.

Bringing an All-Star game to Detroit would help the economy in the city as well. The 2019 All-Star game is in Charlotte, the 2020 game will be in Chicago and the 2021 game will be in Indiana.