NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today that Houston will be hosting the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities.
"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."
Houston has hosted the event twice already. The first time was in 1989, when Karl Malone was the MVP of the All-Star game with 28 points and nine rebounds as the West defeated the East, 143-134 at the Astrodome. In 2006, LeBron James was the youngest player awarded the MVP when he erupted for 29 points as the East overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to edge the West, 122-120.
"I am thrilled the Rockets and the City of Houston have once again brought NBA All-Star to Toyota Center," said Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. "The All-Star Game showcases the b...