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Published on January 16, 2024
Los Angeles Scores 2026 NBA All-Star Game at Clippers' New Intuit Dome in InglewoodSource: Intuit

The City of Angels will once again shine as the host of the NBA's star-studded weekend. The Los Angeles Clippers' Intuit Dome is set to be the battleground for the 2026 NBA All-Star Game, as confirmed by none other than Clippers' enthusiastic owner Steve Ballmer and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The event marks a triumphant return to Southern California, which will be hosting the celebrated basketball showcase for the seventh time, according to an announcement made in Inglewood on Tuesday.

The NBA elite are gearing up to not just play but to also showcase the breadth of their athletic prowess in the state-of-the-art venue, which is expected to be a game-changer for the Clippers franchise. "The game featuring the NBA's best will be at the Intuit Dome," NBC Los Angeles reported, highlighting the excitement around the brand-new arena. The Clippers will be getting their piece of the LA sports landscape after years of sharing the Staples Center with the Lakers. The much-anticipated Intuit Dome is due to open its doors in August 2024, just ahead of the Clippers' 2024-25 season tipoff.

Los Angeles has a rich legacy with the All-Star festivities, previously playing host in the years 1963, 1972, 1983, 2004, 2011, and most recently in 2018. It's no stranger to the buzz and boon that comes with the NBA's midseason celebration. Now, Inglewood is poised to join the ranks as the future All-Star Weekend hotspot,

Prior to the Intuit Dome's moment under the All-Star spotlight, basketball aficionados will get to experience the event in Indianapolis in 2024, and San Francisco gets the honors in 2025. As FOX LA detailed, the 2026 All-Star Game news was first dribbled out by The Athletic last week, but it was Ballmer's energetic confirmation that officially slam dunked it into the public realm. "Basketball fans, mark your calendars for 2026! Los Angeles will be the place to be in February 2026," Ballmer effused, amplifying the excitement of fans and players alike for what's sure to be another memorable All-Star Week in LA.