Brooklyn and Knicks to co-share the league’s showpiece in a novel move.
The 2015 National Basketball Association’s 64th all-star game will take place at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden arena, the league announced this week.
The Garden is the home of the New York Knicks who will co-host the week-long celebrations with the Brooklyn Nets.
The festivities will culminate with the all-star game on February 15.
“New York offers an extraordinary opportunity to host NBA All-Star events at two world-class venues,” NBA commissioner David Stern said. “We look forward to celebrating our game with basketball fans across the entire city, in all five boroughs.”
The Knicks last hosted the all-star game in 1998 and has hosted the prestigious event more than any other venue in the country with the 2015 event to be the fifth time the mid-season showcase has stopped by in the Big Apple.
In face the first three All-Star games held at Madison Square Garden were held in the “old” version of the facility which was located between 49th and 50th streets, with the 1954, 1955 and 1968 games were held.
The 2014 all-star game will take place in New Orleans.