Although the city of Houston will be a lot more sedate with the Space-Program becoming dormant, the citizens of this Texas metropolis should have lots of reasons to celebrate in 2013 according to a report published in the “Houston Chronicle” on Thursday. The paper has reported that according to their sources, the city will once again host the NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center on February 17, 2013. If the reports pan out, it would be the second time Houston hosted All-Star Weekend in the past decade, as the games took place in the city back in 2006. An unidentified source told the paper “It’s a done deal. We’re just waiting for the NBA to make the announcement.”
Houston also played host to the NBA All-Star Game back in 1989, when it was played in the Astrodome. Former Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone was named the MVP of that contest, while LeBron James was given the honor in 2006. There has been no official word from the Association or the Rockets, on the subject. According to the report there has not been any indication of when the NBA will make the announcement public. The All-Star Game for 2012, is scheduled to take place this February in Orlando, unless the NBA Lockout cancels the event.