NBA All-Star Weekend will be held in New York City in 2015. NBA Commissioner David Stern made the announcement today (Sept. 25) in NYC, revealing that while the All-Star game will take place at Madison Square Garden, there will also be numerous events, including the Slam Dunk contest, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The NBA reports:
The 64th NBA All-Star Game will be played at Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, onSunday, Feb.15, 2015. The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – including the Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk – will be held at Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
As part of NBA All-Star 2015, the NBA and its partners will host a variety of community, grassroots and fan events throughout the city’s five boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island). This will mark the fifth time that NBA All-Star will take place in New York, having been held previously at Madison Square Garden in 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998.
“New York offers an extraordinary opportunity to host NBA All-Star events at two world-class venues,” said Stern. “We look forward to celebrating our game with basketball fans across the entire city, in all five boroughs.”
The last time an NBA All-Star game was held in NYC was in 1998. The 2014 NBA All-Star game will be held in New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena.