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Top 5 NBA All-Star Weekend Parties

Sara Ramsey |
February 16, 2011 | 5:38 p.m. PST

Staff Writer

Who doesn't want to hang out with the man of many names?
Who doesn't want to hang out with the man of many names?
For the next four days, the NBA will take over downtown Los Angeles. All-Star weekend is upon us and consequently, so are a barrage of parties hosted by athletes and celebrities.

Here are the top five places to be:

5. Who: Nicki Menaj and Rick Ross

Where: Exchange LA

When:  Friday, February 18. 9pm.

Why: Nicki Menaj and Rick Ross are hosting the party, dubbed “The Player’s Ball.” You can’t get in the door for less than a c-note, but if you’ve got an extra $20,000 lying around (which I know you all do) you can snag 30 tickets, 10 bottles of Moet and five bottles of Ciroc. Sounds like a damn good time to me. Anyways, who wouldn’t pay $20K so see what color Nicki’s hair is going to be this time?  -- Tickets

4. Who: Matt Barnes

Where: J Lounge

When:  Friday, February 18. 9pm-2am.

Why: It’s the “Official Purp & Yellow All Star Party.” Sold! Who doesn’t want to spend the night listening to the best remix of the year play every five songs? It’s free (somewhat) before 10:30 but a “trendy fitted dress code” will be enforced.  --  Details

3. Who: Sundy Carter (I don’t know who she is either) and Kevin Hart

Where: LostSEVEN

When:  Sunday, February 20. 10pm-6am.

Why: It’s being billed as a “Secret Password Party.” I just can’t resist a good gimmick. Not to mention the powers that be are calling it the “The Sexiest NBA All-Star Game After-Party Ever.” You can get in the door for $99 but $6,000 can get you a jacuzzi for the night.—Shh! It's a secret. -- Tickets

2. Who: Diddy (aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, Sean Combs)

Where: Exchange LA

When:  Sunday, February 20. 9pm.

Why: Dubbed the “Grand Finale”, Diddy is the face of what is being called the “biggest” party of the whole weekend (granted they are calling it that themselves). True to form, $100 is your bottom of the barrel ticket and $20,000 will get you the “Playa’s Suite,” a private “plush” room with your own bar and bathroom. Invite your 30 closest friends to share the 10 bottles of Moet Rose and five bottles of Ciroc vodka. –- Tickets

1. Who: Paul Pierce and Kevin Love

Where: Conga Room at L.A. Live (relocated from The Playboy Mansion)

When:  Friday, February 18. 8pm- 1am.

Why: Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Blake Griffin, Magic Johnson, Clinton Sparks and DJ Homocide, not to mention the hordes of other celebrities, half-naked women and groupies. The beautiful hostesses are still supposed to be there, so what’s not to love? I hope the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease doesn’t completely rain on the party. Tickets are anywhere from $200-$5000. -- Details

*Honorable Mention

Who: Chris Brown and Biz Markie

Where: Club 740

When: Sunday, February 20. 8pm- 3am.

Why: This is awesome purely because Biz Markie will be there. Everyone singing in unison to “Just A Friend” then throwing up “Deuces,” I can just see it now. $200 will get you in without having to wait in line. Anywhere from $1,500-$3,000 will snag you VIP bottle service. -- Tickets

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