All-Star weekend is headed to Los Angeles in 2018, the NBA announced Tuesday.
The Staples Center will host the 67th annual game Feb. 16–18, marking a record sixth All-Star game in L.A. (2011, 2004, 1983, 1982, 1973).
“Los Angeles is known for first-class hospitality and entertainment, making it the perfect host for NBA All-Star,” said commissioner Adam Silver. “The city is home to some of the most passionate basketball fans in addition to extraordinary facilities, including Staples Center and L.A. Live. We thank Mayor Garcetti, Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer, Lakers President and Co-Owner Jeanie Buss and AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman for their support in bringing All-Star back to L.A.”
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All-Star-goers faced record-low temperatures in Toronto this season. The game moves to Charlotte in 2017 after two cold-weather years in a row, including another freezing weekend in New York/Brooklyn in 2015.