By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Silver did say the teams are working together to figure out specifics, but knowing the recent history of these two teams, we imagine neither wants to give up the high-profile event Sunday to the other arena.
The 2015 NBA All-Star weekend will be in New York.
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are expected to share the All-Star weekend. However, it is not clear which arena will host Sunday’s game.
The Barclays Center is new, and has never hosted an All-Star event. But Madison Square Garden, the home of the New York Knicks, last played host to the All-Star weekend in 1998.
The Garden, as some call it, has been going through a $1 billion dollar renovation. Deputy Commissioner – and soon to be Commissioner once David Stern retires in February 2014 – is quoted as saying that the team that hosts Sunday’s game, the other would get Saturday’s event, which includes the 3-point contest, the dunk contest, and the skills competition.
Silver would add that both teams are working out the specifics and an announcement could be coming in the near future.
Also, with the young history of these two teams being in New York together, it is clear that neither team would want to give up Sunday’s high-profile event.
The two teams do not like each other. New Nets forward Paul Pierce has already come out and said that the Nets are the best team in New York.
That caused an uproar between the two teams.