2015 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND - NEW YORK+BROOKLYN
On September 25 2013, NBA commissioner David Stern confirmed in a press conference that both New York and Brooklyn will host the NBA All-Star Weekend 2015, the 64th edition of this popular event.
As part of NBA All-Star 2015, the NBA and its partners will host a variety of community and fan events throughout the city's five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
Since the Houston All-Star Weekend a lot of rumors about New York & Brooklyn have appeared, and league have been working with the Knicks and Nets for months on the plan to split the events.
The league last split sites for the All-Star Weekend in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks’ arena and the game was held at the Cowboys’ stadium.
The NBA All-Star Game has been held in New York City four times — 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998 when Michael Jordan scored 23 points and won his third All-Star MVP trophy, and has gone exclusively to warm-weather cities in recent years. Now it will come back to New York a year after the city hosts the Super Bowl. The only All-Star Game hosted by the Nets (East Rutherford) was in 1982, at Continental Airlines Arena.
MSG is one of the most famous arenas in sports and has undergone a three-year renovation project. The $1 billion Barclays Center opened a year ago and has quickly landed many top entertainment events.
Barclays Center probably will host a NBA All-Star Game in the near future, as
soon as 2017. Knicks and Nets franchises could co-host again, exchanging
2015 NBA All-Star Schedule of Events