LA 2024 Statement on NBA selecting the City of Angels for the 2018 All-Star Weekend

This marks the sixth time the NBA celebration will be held in Los Angeles, more than any other city.

On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association announced that Los Angeles has been selected to host NBA All-Star Weekend 2018, the sixth time the NBA celebration will be held in Los Angeles, more than any other city.

LA 2024 Chair Casey Wasserman said, "LA 2024 is thrilled that NBA All-Star Weekend will be returning to Staples Center in 2018. Los Angeles is fortunate to have an expansive portfolio of world-class sporting facilities and venues, which combined with Angelenos’ unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for sports makes the city an attractive choice for event organizers. We look forward to welcoming the NBA’s annual showpiece event to LA in two years’ time in what will be further demonstration of the compelling sporting and commercial opportunities on offer as well as the city’s strong sports hosting credentials."

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, "Los Angeles is one of the world’s great basketball cities — a place where players become legends, and great NBA moments last forever. Now we will make history again, in 2018, by hosting our sixth NBA All-Star Game — something no other city has done. I look forward to working with the NBA and our local partners on this amazing event, which will bring thousands of visitors to Los Angeles, and generate more than $100 million of economic activity."

For more information on NBA All-Star Weekend 2018 see http://www.nba.com/2016/news/03/22/nba-all-star-2018-los-angeles/index.html

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