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Houston to host 2013 All-Star Game

Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:18 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 1:52 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The All-Star is returning to Houston for a third time.

David Stern announced on Wednesday in Houston that the city would be hosting the 2013 All-Star Game.

"Houston is a spectacular sports city, and for one week it will be the basketball capital of the world," Stern said. "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's hosting capacites have been on display so much since then that it's a pleasure to bring the weekend back," Stern said.

Houston previously hosted in 2006 at the Toyota Center and 1989 at the Astrodome, which set a record at the time for most people to watch a basketball game live.

So that's right, Houston will host the game for a second time in seven years while a great city and venue like the Rose Garden in Portland has never hosted. Milwaukee hasn't hosted since 1977, New Jersey since 1982, Detroit since 1979 and Toronto has never hosted. And here the Rockets and Houston will get it for a third time, two coming in a seven-year span.

Karl Malone won MVP in 1989, finishing with 28 points and nine rebounds as the West defeated the East, 143-134 at the Astrodome. John Stockton finished with 17 assists, including an All-Star Game record nine in a single quarter, to lead the West to victory.

The 2006 game was one of the all-time best, with the East winning 122-120. LeBron James, who was 21 at the time, won the MVP with 29 points and six rebounds. Dwyane Wade won it for the East with a layup with 16 seconds left. Tracy McGrady, who was with the Rockets at the time, led all scorers with 36.

And if you remember, Saturday night featured Nate Robinson's controversial dunk contest win where he missed multiple slams before finally completing one to beat Andre Iguodala in the first ever dunk-off.

The weekend will be Feb. 15-17.
Category: NBA
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Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:01 pm
 

Houston to host 2013 All-Star Game

Yes The City of Houston and Houston Rockets are going to be hosting the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.From Feb 15-17/2013.And the last time they hosted was 2006 at the Toyota Center and in 1989 at the Reliant Astrodome which set a record at the time for most people to watch a basketball game live.At the 1989 NBA All-Star Game,The West beat the East 143-134 before 44,735 and set a NBA All-Star Record.And the 2006 NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center on Feb 19,2006;The East beat The West 122-120 before 18,652 at the Toyota Center.


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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:23 pm
 

Houston to host 2013 All-Star Game

Good for my hometown. It's a world class city that should be hosting more events like this. Final Four in 2015 will be good also. Let's get the Superbowl back at Reliant.


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