The 2015 NBA All-Star game will be hosted in New York. For the last few decades, that would mean the Knicks would be the host team. Well, according to the New York Post, it looks like the new team in New York wants a piece of the pie:
NBA is going to announce Wednesday the All-Star Game 2015 plans with Garden getting main event and Barclays getting prelim festivities.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) September 24, 2013
The Nets moved to Brooklyn last season, and have made noise ever since. They had an eventful off-season–trading for KG and Paul Pierce–and should be contenders in the East this season. I like this idea, as it will bring a new spin on the weekend. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the host for the Friday and Saturday events, and Madison Square Garden will host the actual game on Sunday. The rivalry between the teams has started to heat up, and it has even called for David Stern to tell the owners to play nice. This will only add to the saga.
I like the All-Star weekend, and if you accept it for what it is, instead of trying to change it, you’ll enjoy it more. Putting a new spin on a classic event should boost ratings. Ultimately, this is a win-win for the NBA and the teams involved. The 2014 All-Star Game is hosted by the Pelicans in New York.