The Boston Globe (Marc Spears) reports: The Celtics have the paperwork in hand to apply to host an NBA All-Star Game as early as 2010. While they are obviously busy with the NBA Finals now, they will make a decision on whether to apply after the championship series ends. The paperwork must be filed by the end of the summer. “They’ve expressed interest,” said Ski Austin, executive vice president/events and attractions for NBA Entertainment. “[Celtics president] Rich Gotham has met with us a couple of times over the last few years. We have sent them the specs for a formal bid. I think they are doing their due diligence.” The Celtics have no particular year in mind, but the NBA is currently considering sites for 2010-12.