2014-08-15 10:11:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to host an NBA All-Star Game for the first time in franchise history. The team has submitted a bid to host either the 2017 or the 2018 contest at the Moda Center. Blazers president Chris McGowan says hosting the All-Star Game would be "the biggest event, from a sports perspective, hosted in Oregon's history." McGowan says he hasn't been told when the NBA will make a decision.