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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 4:15 pm  |  16 responses

City of Houston to Host 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend


The news that Houston would be getting the All-Star Game in 2013 actually leaked this past summer, but today, the NBA officially confirmed it: “The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Toyota Center, which will also host the NBA Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm. NBA All-Star Jam Session, the hugely successful interactive basketball celebration, will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. ‘Houston is a spectacular sports city, and for one week it will be the basketball capital of the world,’ said NBA Commissioner David Stern. ‘NBA All-Star is a magnificent celebration of our game, and I want to thank the city and the Rockets for welcoming us once again.’ The 2013 game will mark the third NBA All-Star celebration in Houston. The city also hosted the event in 1989 and in 2006.”

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  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Yet, It’s never been held in Portland… Bring it over here!

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    What is the criteria for selecting a venue? Houston just hosted it in 2006 why again so soon?

  • Dungeon Family

    nobody wants to visit no damn Portland.

    Houston got some of the baddest females in the country

    I might have to Make that flight

  • Random

    They need to bring it to TORONTO, First all-star game cross the border

  • Red

    No Canada sucks, it should be back in Chicago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Bring it to Indy!! No I’m kidding, we JUST had the Super Bowl.

  • Dirtybird

    ^ It’s been long enough, Chi should be in the next few sites, with Rose in the host city.

  • TBEASTIN

    Bring it to SEATTLE!!!! its never been here!!! i know we aint gotta team here and all but thats the fun part! The Blazers can host cos well we’re the better city.

  • Red

    Actually as much as I hate Indy u guys should have it in the near future. But still Chicago deserves it.

  • RunNGun

    Of all places, it should be brought to SEATTLE for good measure.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    take it to milwaukee!!!

  • Red

    Lmao Milwaukee lmfaoooooo

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    ^LMAO Red!

  • http://Slamonline.com Gab

    WTF!!!!! ASW was there in 06 already leave that shyt on the East Coast!!!!!

  • BBaller

    Does it really matter for the person who isn’t from the city, Dallas ,NYC, Chicago anywhere. So it’s in Houston WGAF

  • Random

    Nah it needs to be on TORONTO, first time of US soil, first time cross the border it’ll be historic

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