Looks like NBA leaked its next big announcement a little early

BY Andre Vergara • March 22, 2016

UPDATE: It's official: Staples Center will host the 2018 All-Star Game, the NBA announced Tuesday night.

The NBA has a big announcement to make today in LA, and it's not that the Lakers are being relegated to the D-League.

It appears the news is what USA Today has reported: that Staples Center is getting the 2018 All-Star Game, judging by the looks of things:

LA last hosted the game in 2011.

Great news for the city and its two teams, but it's two years too late to play host to Kobe's last All-Star Game. Unless ...


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