Looks like NBA leaked its next big announcement a little early
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:
The banner alone reveals what the NBA will announce in an hour at Staples Center -- the 2018 NBA All-Star Game will pic.twitter.com/3Q995bWZKb— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) March 22, 2016
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 ...