New Orleans Mayor Pumps All Star Weekend
The NBA All Star Game made it's way into New Orleans this past weekend, and there would have been a ton of story-lines coming out of the game. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis broke the single-game scoring record for the All Star Game on his home court, the Slam Dunk Contest brought out celebrities, and the TV Ratings were actually not bad.
But even with all of that going on, there were other story-lines forming. They may have been lost on the national media, but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu sure was noticing. Here's what he saw according to the Louisiana Radio Network:
"Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the All-Star weekend in New Orleans was huge for the city. He says the event generated millions of dollars for The Big Easy, and pointed out that it’s incredible they were able to host such a major sporting occasion even as parades rolled and tornado disaster recovery underway in New Orleans East. An estimated 300,000 people flocked to New Orleans this weekend."