Houston is ready for an NBA invasion.

NBA All-Star 2013 kicks off next month with a series of events leading up to the big game on Sunday Feb. 17.

Returning to Houston for the first time since 2006, the All-Star game celebrates the NBA's greatest athletes. But there's plenty for basketball fans to see and do beyond the game itself.

The NBA All-Star Jam Session - NBA All-Star Jam Session is wall-to-wall basketball fun for all ages. Fans can shoot, slam, dribble and drive all day, compete against their friends in skills challenges and collect free autographs from NBA Players and Legends.

NBA All Star Saturday Night - State Farm All-Star Saturday Night includes four competitions featuring some of the NBA's best players.

All Star Celebrity Game - Watch some of the hottest celebrities from film, TV and music, along with some of your favorite NBA Legends take their skills to Center Court for a fun and entertaining basketball game!

NBA All-Star E-Recycling presented by Sprint
Feb. 8 and 9
As part of the NBA's overall greening and sustainability efforts, the NBA and Sprint will offer fans the opportunity to responsibly recycle unwanted electronic products such as mobile devices, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers and fax machines at this one day recycling event.
- 2/8 - 5pm-7pm
  Sprint Store, 25845 US Highway 290 East, Cypress, TX 77429
- 2/9 - 9am-3pm
  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Drive, Houston, TX 77002

Click here for more from ABC on the game and what it means to Houston.