Union Doubts 2008 Big Easy All-Star Game

Reports of crime and violence in Las Vegas during All-Star weekend have NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter concerned about New Orleans’ ability to host the NBA’s midseason party next season.

On Monday, Hunter told Newsday that he’ll take the NBA to court to try and move the game if New Orleans, still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, can’t prove it’s ready to handle the event.

“If the union is not convinced that the city can accommodate the All-Star Game, it’s an issue that will be subject to litigation between the union and the league,” Hunter said.

ESPN