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    The NBA All-Star Game is reportedly heading back to Texas.

    MyFoxHouston.com reports that Houston will play host to the NBA's annual weekend extravaganza in 2013.
    NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports the Houston Rockets and the City of Houston landed the NBA All-Star Game in 2013. The game will be played at Toyota Center on Feb. 17, 2013. NBA All-Star week will be Feb. 15-17. The Rockets and Toyota Center also hosted the game in 2006.
    Houston is the United States' fourth largest city, boasting a population of more than 2 million residents. It also happens to be in a warm weather locale unlike New York City and Chicago. That's crucial for a multi-venue, multi-day event that takes place in February.

    The big question: will the hometown Rockets have an All-Star selected to the Western Conference squad? Center Yao Ming was a penciled-in starter for years thanks to his contingent of Chinese fans, but his retirement in July created a huge hole in the middle and a massive absence of starpower on the roster.

    The last member of the Rockets to make an All-Star Game besides Yao was the since-departed Tracy McGrady, in 2007. No current member of the Rockets looks like a potential All-Star, unless point Kyle Lowry somehow continues to improve by leaps and bounds or wing Kevin Martin stays healthy to put together a career year of high-efficiency basketball. If neither of those eventualities develop, there is one last possibility: the Rockets could finally cash in all of their minor assets to make a long-anticipated trade for a legit star. Don't hold your breath.

    The city of Orlando, Florida, and the brand spanking new Amway Center are on tap to host the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, should it take place.

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    Again?

    They should have it in Indy. The Fieldhouse is one of the best arenas in the league, if not the best.

    It would be a lot to prepare for on Simon's behalf though which might not interest him too much.

    Maybe the new owner will be willing to do it down the road.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    Again?

    They should have it in Indy. The Fieldhouse is one of the best arenas in the league, if not the best.

    It would be a lot to prepare for on Simon's behalf though which might not interest him too much.

    Maybe the new owner will be willing to do it down the road.
    "It also happens to be in a warm weather locale unlike New York City and Chicago. That's crucial for a multi-venue, multi-day event that takes place in February."

    I'd like it to be in Indy too. We are due.

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    "It also happens to be in a warm weather locale unlike New York City and Chicago. That's crucial for a multi-venue, multi-day event that takes place in February."
    They had in Denver in 05, but yeah it's easy access for people flying in to not have to deal with a chance of snow.

    Sucks because the Fieldhouse would be a great place to have it.

    Also the NFL is starting to look into Super Bowls in northern cities. Indy being one of them and NY in a few years. The fact that the Meadowlands Stadium is open roof only is going to be interesting especially if it snows.
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    Default Re: Houston to host the 2013 All Star Weekend

    Why?

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    Default Re: Houston to host the 2013 All Star Weekend

    LA had it in 04 and this past year.

    Houston had it in 06 and will have it in 13.

    There must not be a long list of places eager to have all star games. Didn't Donnie Walsh say they are more trouble than they're worth for the host city?

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    Supposed to be in Orlando this coming year right? Assuming there were reasons it couldn't just be pushed back, venues already being booked for something else or whatever, if Orlando doesn't get it in 2014 that's ridiculous.

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    Walsh always said he never wanted it here. I assume the Simons were in agreement. I doubt Bird cares. I would guess the city would like to have it, but not the pacers.

    I don't really care.

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    Default Re: Houston to host the 2013 All Star Weekend

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    Walsh always said he never wanted it here. I assume the Simons were in agreement. I doubt Bird cares. I would guess the city would like to have it, but not the pacers.

    I don't really care.
    They FO is just looking out for the STH, they know they'll get the shaft. The All-Star Game is a joke anyway...

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    Supposed to be in Orlando this coming year right? Assuming there were reasons it couldn't just be pushed back, venues already being booked for something else or whatever, if Orlando doesn't get it in 2014 that's ridiculous.


    They will get it very soon, maybe not 2014, but soon. The 1999 All Star game was supposed to be in Philly, but of course was cancelled because of the shortened season. Philly ended up getting the game in 2002.

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    Yeah, the Chamber and Sports Corp would love the NBA All Star game, but like 'Buck and Duke have mentioned... The interest from the inner offices at the Fieldhouse have little to no interest in hosting another AS Game.

    Personally, I don't have any desire to see the Pacers/Indianapolis host another All Star game.... It's not like any of US STH's would get anything out of it!
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    The worst part about it being here would it being held in ugly old Lucas Oil instead of our gorgeous Fieldhouse. I'd dig it, say 2015 in Indy, by then PG'll be on what, his 3rd consecutive ASG appearance and defending his Slam Dunk crown right?

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    Default Re: Houston to host the 2013 All Star Weekend

    We hosted it in 1985 at the Dome. Jordan was a rookie and that was the all star game where Zeke allegedly froze him out.

    Anyone here attend the festivities/game? Nique won the dunk contest that year.

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