Atlanta, Georgia – The NBA’s greatest visited Atlanta for the weekend to represent their teams and to show off their skills.
Not only did the NBA made a visit to Atlanta, but also some of their greatest fans. Though the game was a closed event with limited seating of only 1,500 guests. Thousands flocked to Atlanta to be apart of the weekend of All-Star events that were occurring throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. With efforts to be COVID-19 safe, Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, urged fans to not travel to Atlanta because of the restrictions.
The city of Brookhaven had extended its bar hours to take advantage of the NBA crowds. Brookhaven had experienced a triple shooting, and the city of Atlanta had responded to 12 different shootings. One of the shootings was of Houston rapper, Corey Detiege, who is better known as Chucky Trill.
Early Friday morning, Detiege was shot while driving along I-85 in Gwinnett County. He was rushed to an area hospital where he later died. Detiege was in town to perform at an All-Star event.
Atlanta has recently had a series of other shootings that occurred outside of the NBA All-Star weekend and along the interstate that is also being investigated.