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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 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 15 at the Madison Square Garden, and the Barclays Center will host the Saturday festivities and Friday's Rookie Challenge.
For the first time, the NBA has extended the All-Star break a few days. Cleveland at Chicago on Thursday Feb. 12 will be the last game before the All-Star Weekend, and the regular season will restart with a TNT doubleheader on Feb. 19. All the NBA teams will have at least an eight days break, three days more than the last All-Star breaks. 

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 arenas/events.

2015 NBA All-Star Schedule of Events

NBA All-Star Jam Session: February 11 – 15, 2015.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: Friday, February 13, 2015.
NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge: Friday, February 13, 2015.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Saturday, February 14, 2015.

NBA All-Star Game: Sunday, February 15, 2015.