NJ Governor Rips NBA "Grandstanding" Over Anti-LGBT Bill


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Jul 4, 2016
North Carolina
...would someone tell Gov. Fatass to just shut the hell up?

(NJ.com) TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie on Friday ripped the NBA's decision to move its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina to another location because of the state's controversial anti-LGBT law.

The governor, co-hosting WFAN's Boomer and Carton, accused the NBA of "grandstanding" when officials announced last month they wouldn't play in Charlotte.

The move was motivated by a state law that excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from anti-discrimination protections related to the workplace, hotels and restaurants. It also overrules local anti-discrimination ordinances in the state.

"Are they going to evaluate every law in every state or is it just a certain law?" Christie asked. "I know what it is," he continued. "It's grandstanding by the NBA, and that's what they do."

The governor returned to co-hosting the sports radio program Friday morning. The last time he co-hosted the program was in June.

Christie was asked his opinion of the NBA's decision by the show's host, Craig Carton.

"While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a July statement.

The NBA has not announced a new location for next February's all-star weekend. The league said it would reschedule the 2019 game for Charlotte if disputes about the law are resolved.
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