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All-Star 2009 game to be hosted by Phoenix

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the 2009 All-Star game will be hosted by Phoenix.

All-Star 2009 game to be hosted by Phoenix The 2009 All-Star game will be hosted by Phoenix, commissioner David Stern announced today. The game will be played at the US Airways Center, home of the Phoenix Suns, and will take place on Sunday, February 15th. The 58th edition of the All-Star game will be televised in the United States on TNT. This will be the third time Phoenix is hosting the All-Star game - 1975 and 1995 were the previous times.

 "Phoenix is one of the great sports and entertainment destinations, so it is only natural that it will once again become the basketball capital of the world. We appreciate the leadership of Jerry Colangelo, Robert Sarver and the Suns organization for inviting us to make their arena our home for what promises to be an exciting and entertaining All-Star," said NBA commissioner David Stern.

 The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be on February 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will take place at the New Orleans Arena, home of the New Orleans Hornets.

 Published on 11/08/2007

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