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Houston Rockets Land 2013 All-Star Game

Houston is set to host the NBA's All-Star Weekend in 2013

For the second time in seven seasons, Houston will play host to the best of the NBA's best as the 2013 All-Star Weekend was awarded to the Rockets earlier today.

It's the first time since 2006 that the event will be held in Houston, and there is an 80 percent chance Bill Simmons will spend the entire time ripping the city of Houston. Still, it's the NBA's marquee event (outside of the Finals) and should be a boon for the city in two years.

What's also interesting is that it could be the first All-Star Game played after the lockout, if this season is cancelled. I'm assuming they'd try to work this year's city back into the mix without bumping everyone back. Because of all the planning that goes into this, I wouldn't think the cities would have time to change the schedule this quickly.

Nothing much to report other than that. Good job by the Houston media for breaking this story in the middle of a lockout. Isn't it interesting, too, that the NBA owners and front office are working on things like this instead of getting the lockout settled?

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