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New Yorkers sharing? Knicks, Nets could co-host 2015 All-Star Game.

Apr 19, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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The Brooklyn Nets have a sweet new arena in the Barclay Center.

Madison Square Garden — home to the New York Knicks — just underwent a dramatic and expensive remodel.

At this year’s All-Star Game, David Stern said there were just two bids to host the 2015 edition of the mid-season game — the Knicks and the Nets. Which is a bit of a sticky political mess for the league trying not to play favorites in the nation’s largest market.

So they may share. Which seems contrary to a New York’s sports ethos, but there you have it.

Current NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver — the guy who gets David Stern’s job next February — said on a conference call Friday that sharing is being discussed.

“It is possible, and we would divide the events between the two teams,” Silver said.

But would two franchises in the same city with a budding rivalry (at least the Nets think so) be open to this?

“There’s ongoing discussions, but yes. Yes, they’re both open to that,” Silver said.

It would likely be that one venue hosts the Friday and Saturday night events, the other the All-Star Game itself. But the question of where the Fan Jam convention and other events around the game would be hosted has to be worked out.

Either way, the game is going to New York in 2015. The 2014 game is in New Orleans.

  1. 13arod - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM


    • fanofevilempire - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      as a Knickerbocker fan I rather wait, the Knickerbockers signed off
      on Nets moving to Brooklyn, Dolan has no fear that his team and
      fan base will always support them. I say we don’t have to share anything
      with anyone, we are NEW YORK!
      We will bid for 2016.

      • dondada10 - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        No way New York gets the ASG in 2015 AND 2016.

        Let the little brother Nets host the events and play the actual game at MSG.

  2. timb12 - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    This doesn’t sound like a good idea.

  3. deadeyedesign23 - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Or you could do one now and one in a year or 2. If all I was getting was the dunk contest and the skills challenge I’d much rather wait bit and get the actual event rather than playing host to the C level sub-events of a B level event.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Let them have one so that they can host in their building. I want nothing to do with that joke of a franchise otherwise.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM


  5. badintent - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    This has Herr$$$ Stern’s greedy paws over all this stupid proposal.Can’t he just go now ?

    • mazblast - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      It does have the smell of Little Caesar saying, “No one is going to have bid on the ASG except…”

  6. fanofevilempire - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    He should go and build NBA Russia.

  7. 4thquartermagic - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    That’s cute.

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