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Staples Center will host the NBA All-Star game in 2018

Staples Center will host the NBA All-Star game in 2018
The scorers table is lit up with the NBA All-Star logo in the second half of the 2016 NBA All-Star game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Warren Todo / EPA)

Staples Center will host the NBA All-Star game in 2018, an announcement to be made publicly Tuesday before the Lakers play the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples.

The arena, which opened in 1999, also staged the All-Star game in 2011 and 2004.

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The league chose, atypically, to stage the two most recent All-Star games in cold-weather cities, last month in Toronto and last year in New York.

The game is scheduled to be in Charlotte next year, another potentially chilly environment, though probably not as frigid as fans, players and media experienced in 2015 and 2016.

Neither the Lakers nor the Clippers will be the official host of the 2018 game, with the teams likely sharing the responsibilities.

The NHL’s Kings, coincidentally, are hosting the All-Star game in 2017 at Staples Center.

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