By Evans Clinchy
February 08, 2012

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando is just weeks away, but the league has already made plans for next year -- the 2013 exhibition will be held in Houston, the league announced today.

"Houston is a spectacular sports city, and for one week it will be the basketball capital of the world," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. "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."

This is the third time Houston has hosted All-Star weekend, with the first two coming in 1989 and 2006.

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