芝加哥市长对NBA选秀活动首次移至芝加哥表示祝贺

【中国之星新闻网芝加哥报道】本周五,芝加哥市长伊曼纽尔发布了关于NBA决定将其2018年选秀权移交给芝加哥的声明,这将是这项活动首次在纽约市区以外举行。

伊曼纽尔说:“NBA将2018年选秀权移交给芝加哥的决定是对我们芝加哥市作为全球体育,娱乐和文化中心的地位的肯定。来自全国各地和世界各地的篮球迷的眼睛将于明年关注在芝加哥,我们热切期待着这场盛况。 NBA现在已经了解到NFL,NHL,MLS和美洲杯近年来通过芝加哥都实现了什么:芝加哥拥有举办世界级赛事的独特之处,芝加哥的市民和球迷是首屈一指的。”

NBA选秀将于2018年5月15日在芝加哥举行。这场全国电视转播的盛况将包括14支没有参加季后赛并决定选秀顺序的球队。紧随其后的是NBA选秀大会,即将于5月16日至20日在芝加哥举行。 但是目前2018年NBA选秀的具体地点尚未公布。

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR EMANUEL ON NBA DRAFT LOTTERY MOVE TO CHICAGO

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today released a statement on the NBA’s decision to move its 2018 Draft Lottery to Chicago, marking the first time the event has been held outside of the New York City area.

 

“The decision by the NBA to move the 2018 Draft Lottery to Chicago is a recognition of our city’s status as a worldwide hub for sports, entertainment and culture. The eyes of basketball fans from across the country and around the world will be on Chicago next year, and we look forward to hosting a great event. The NBA is recognizing what the NFL, NHL, MLS and the America’s Cup have all realized in recent years: Chicago is unique in our ability to host world class events and Chicago residents and fans are second to none.”

The NBA Draft Lottery will be held in Chicago on May 15, 2018. The nationally-televised event features the 14 teams that did not make the playoffs and determines the selection order in the first round of the draft. The event is followed by the NBA Draft Combine, which will run from May 16 to 20, also in Chicago. The location of the 2018 NBA Draft has not been announced.