The Portland Trail Blazers are one of two franchises in the NBA to never host an All-Star Game, but that could change soon.
Blazers president Dewayne Hankins shared loose plans of renovating the Moda Center and a goal of hosting the annual event by 2030 on the Sports by Northwest podcast.
Hankins shares that the Blazers are committed to making a “major renovation” to the Moda Center in the coming years and that could make Portland a more attractive city to host the league’s annual All-Star events.
Smaller markets have often been passed up to host the All-Star game, but the NBA is rewarding Salt Lake City the All-Star Game this season for the first time in 30 years. Next season, the All-Star Game will take place in Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, so hosting the event in smaller cities has proven to be an idea the NBA is warming up to.
You can listen to the full episode of Sports by Northwest here.