Posted Apr 19, 2013 8:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA is considering the idea of splitting the 2015 All-Star weekend between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is holding discussions with both New York teams and they are open to a joint bid.
The Nets play at the $1 billion Barclays Center that opened in September, while the Knicks' Madison Square Garden will have completed the last phase of a three-year renovation by then.
Silver says Friday during a conference call that the league would divide its events between the two sites. The All-Star game is played on Sunday night, while the Rookie Challenge is played on Friday and the slam dunk and 3-point contests are part of All-Star Saturday night.
The league held the Friday and Saturday events at the Dallas Mavericks' arena in 2010 and staged the All-Star game inside Cowboys Stadium.
|A Kings Welcome|
Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy get a nice welcome from the Kings' fans at the Dallas Mavericks game.
|Assist of the Night - Isaiah Thomas|
Isaiah Thomas throws a wonderful pass off the backboard during the third quarter.
|Play of the Day - Bogut, Harrison Barnes|
Andrew Bogut blocks a shot which leads to a nice Harrison Barnes reverse slam.
|Dunk of the Night - Blake Griffin|
Chris Paul throws a nice pass to Blake Griffin, who finishes with a powerful slam.
|Block of the Night - Jeremy Evans|
Jeremy Evans with a beautiful block during the second quarter.