The 2015 NBA All-Star Game Will Be Held At Both MSG And The Barclays Center
Jake ODonnell 04:30 pm, September 25th, 2013
It'll be the fifth time at MSG, the first in Brooklyn, and the most recent since this classic East/West game in 1998. I remember it like it was yesterday. This one should be pretty damn memorable too, simply for the fact that it'll be split between two brand new venues (MSG's full facelift will be completed before the start of the 2014-15 season, complete with the glass bottomed Chase Bridges that span the width of the court).
Via Reuters: "New York offers an extraordinary opportunity to host NBA All-Star events at two world-class venues," said Stern. "We look forward to celebrating our game with basketball fans across the entire city, in all five boroughs."
So which events will be held where? From the sound of it, David Stern wants to put it all over the place -- though there isn't a major basketball venue in any of the other boroughs (Fordham's gym in The Bronx is small and St. John's Carneseca Arena in Queens is being renovated because it's gross). It sounds like they'll just hold everything at the Barclay's Center until the actual game itself, which will be in Manhattan on the Knicks turf.
Nets President Irina Pavlova says slam dunk contest her favorite. Brooklyn will host the festivities. MSG gets the game. #nbaallstargame2015