Bulls will host the 2020 All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis battles for a rose ball with Jimmy Butler during the the NBA All Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Sunday

The NBA on Friday will announce that the 2020 All-Star Game will be held in Chicago, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

It will mark the third time that the National Basketball Association has brought the All-Star game to the West Side but the first to be played at the United Center.

The NBA All-Star weekend last took place in the Windy City during the 1987-88 season at the Chicago Bulls' former home, Chicago Stadium. Jordan also won the second of his back-to-back dunk contest championships with his iconic slam from the free-throw line.

Before the annual showcase makes its way to Chicago, the National Basketball Association will make stops in Los Angeles and Charlotte, N.C., hosting the game at the Staples Center in 2018 and the Spectrum Center in 2019. In total, there will still be 12 All-Stars from each conference.

Specific details about the All-Star player draft will be determined later.



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