Jan. 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives the ball around Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Nets won 88-85. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks & Nets to co-host the 2015 NBA All-Star game?


While many think that New York is the best and only place to hold the NBA All-Star game, it is finally coming back to the big city in 2015 after 17 long years. There have been multiple rumors that claim that the All-Star festivities will be split among the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. For 2015 at least, the All-Star Game itself is going to be played in Madison Square Garden, but sources have said that the shooting competitions will be played in the Barclays Center.

There are also reports going around that the two teams are working on co-hosting another All-Star weekend, possibly as soon as the 2017-18 season. The festivity sites would be reversed, with the Game being played at the Barclays Center and the skill competitions being played at MSG. There are other rumors, however, that say the Nets might not be prepared to host the actual game.

I personally think this will go over very well. A change of scenery over the course of the weekend is going to very interesting, but I think it will allow many more people to attend the events. What do you think about the possibility of two NBA teams hosting the All-Star game? Are you in favor, against, or indifferent about the idea?

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  • Kyle Egan

    NYC is the Mecca of Basketball. No reason to leave Brooklyn out of the fun. Then again I don’t own either of the teams to know if my ego would be damaged by co-hosting.