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Houston to host 2013 NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James #23 of the East Team holds

LeBron James #23 of the East Team holds up the MVP trophy after leading the East to a 122-120 victory at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game during NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center. (Feb. 19, 2006) Credit: Getty Images

David Stern and the NBA announced Wednesday that Houston will host the 2013 NBA All-Star festivities.

Included in the weekend will be the Rising Stars Challenge, All-Star Saturday Night, the All-Star Jam Session, and the All-Star Game, the latter on Feb. 17, 2013.

Houston also hosted All-Star weekend in 1989 and 2006. Karl Malone was named MVP in 1989, finishing with 28 points and nine rebounds, and LeBron James' 29 points earned him the MVP in 2006.

The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will be the 62nd in league history.

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