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Hornets owner’s wild email tirade after NBA pulls All-Star Game

Adam Silver moves the NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte after an anti-LGBT bill is passed. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:59 PM

Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates came out stinging after the NBA moved next year’s All-Star game out of Charlotte over the controversial “Bathroom bill.”

Sabates sent an email filled with grammatical errors – obtained by the Charlotte Observer – blasting everyone involved in the move.

“Shame on those responsible for such a short sighted decision to take the NBA All Star away from Charlotte I always thought this was country that ALL peoples not just a few can determine our future,” Sabates wrote in the email.

This was quite a different take from Michael Jordan, the Hornets chairman, who was diplomatic Thursday in accepting the decision, saying “we understand the NBA’s decision.”

Sabates clearly did not and continued on his tirade.

“Our Mayor opened a can of worms, who knows why?” Sabates wrote. “One Our city council is the one to blame for our losing the NBA All Star game, none of this would have happened if not for a very few minority forcing our supposed city leaders into creating a problem that never really existed, there will always be another election, they better pray a very few can get them re-elected.

“What is wrong with a person using a bathroom provided for the sex the (sic) were born with, if you want to change your gender so be it, we are a free county, but don’t force 8 years old children to be exposed to having to share bathroom facilities with people that don’t share the organs they were Bourne (sic) with, this is plain wrong, this could cause irreparable damages to a children’s that don’t understand why they have to see what God did not mean for them to witness, we have some very confused business as well as political humans that frankly have made this a political issue rather then (sic) moral issues, SHAME ON THEM.”

House Bill 2, also known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act or the Bathroom Law was passed in response to a Charlotte ordinance barring discrimination of LGBT community from using public restrooms.

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