Gov. Christie: NBA move of All-Star Game 'grandstanding'

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 12:38 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the NBA's decision to move its All-Star Game from Charlotte because of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people was "grandstanding."

Christie made the remarks while co-hosting the WFAN "Boomer and Carton" morning radio show Friday.

The Republican governor asked if the NBA is going to evaluate every law in every state or just a certain law.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said last month that the league decided North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people made it untenable to hold its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.

Proponents say the law also protects women and girls in bathrooms from heterosexual men posing as transsexual women.

The NBA hasn't announced a new city for the All-Star weekend in February. The league has said it would reconsider Charlotte for the 2019 game if disputes about the law are resolved.