Headlines are playing it like the NBA will definitely yank the All-Star from Charlotte if HB2 isn’t repealed. But read Commissioner Adam Silver’s statement:

“We’ve been, I think, crystal clear that we believe a change in the law is necessary for us to play in the kind of environment that we think is appropriate for a celebratory NBA event, but that we did have some time and that if the view of the people who were allied with us in terms of a change, if their view, the people on the ground in North Carolina, was that the situation would best be served by us not setting a deadline, we would not set a deadline at this time.”

Maybe it’s me, but that doesn’t sound very crystal clear. Another pundit said “pulling an All-Star game is relatively easy,” but I don’t believe it, and I don’t think Silver does either. It will be interesting to who blinks first on this issue.