The black-and-white and orange-and-blue may be rivals on the court, but when it comes to green…
The NBA will host a press conference in New York City tomorrow to announce that the Brooklyn Nets & New York Knicks will co-host the 2015 All-Star Game. The Saturday night festivities, such as the Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest, will be hosted at Barclays Center on February 14th, while the All-Star Game itself will occur at Madison Square Garden Sunday, February 15th.
This isn’t the first time that the event has been split over multiple arenas, but splitting between the Nets and Knicks — who are in the middle of trying to manufacture a rivalry over here — seems a bit odd. Still, better for Brooklyn to have at least part of the game than none at all.
NBA Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will be on hand at the event, along with New York Knicks owner James Dolan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Majority owner and developer of Barclays Center Bruce Ratner, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment President (USA branch) Irina Pavlova, and President and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company Hank J. Ratner (no relation to Bruce).
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who has taken numerous shots at Dolan, is not expected to attend — though that has never stopped him before.