The NBA finds itself in quite the conundrum after announcing the city of Atlanta would host the 2021 All-Star Game.
While city officials and NBA execs urged against any league hosted events, party promoters and venues are gearing up for several “lituations,” in an effort to take part of the economic boom, regardless of what it may cost in terms of public health.
So these party promoters in Atlanta are like “fuck what the Mayor, Adam Silver, and the NBA is talking about” they getting these parties off pic.twitter.com/6J9c2ZOFpC
— wesmanchild (@wesmanchild) February 19, 2021
The All-Star game is a microcosm for the ways in which capitalism intersects with public health, and while Black and brown business owners have faced tremendous economic struggles, there’s still time to pause over a pandemic which has disproportionately affected their communities and families. And state leaders have also contributed with a rush towards the economic boom, when clearly for many, dollars are the bottom line.
Earlier this week Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, attempted to get ahead of the fray, but the move was undoubtedly unsuccessful.
Calling it a "made-for-TV event only" and…