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08:07 AM ET 02.15 | The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is already locked in for New Orleans, but it could come down to the Knicks vs. the Nets for the right to host it in 2015. NBA officials say New York's two teams are among several cities to have formally submitted bids to host All-Star weekend in two years. According to the NBA, no decision has been made on where the game will be played, and there will be no announcement on the winner this weekend. The Knicks last hosted All-Star weekend in 1998, while the only time the game was hosted by the Nets was in 1982 at the Meadowlands. The Garden spent nearly $1 billion to renovate the World's Most Famous Arena, in hopes that it will be able to land the NBA's midseason showcase event. But Brooklyn also wants the game.

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February 15, 2013  09:44 AM ET

We just built a new arena here in Charlotte...come down to the SouthEast, the weather is great in Feb

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February 15, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Time for the All Star Game to take it's talents to South Beach...

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February 15, 2013  10:22 AM ET

LA Is The Place, Bros.

February 15, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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There will never be a true challenge to MSG in NY, and its futile to to even try. I don't care how nice and new the Barclay Center is, and it is certainly nice and new. MSG is beyond an arena. It's a NYC legendary landmark.

As a non-New Yorker I gotta agree. If I'm in NY for one-night only and I'm given my pick, how do you not go see MSG? The history and nostalgia just can't be replicated.

February 15, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Charlotte isn't NYC.

Really?? NO FOOLIN??? Considering NY is where I'm from....I can tell the Van Wyck expressway from the Brookshire Freeway very easily..thanks

February 15, 2013  02:56 PM ET
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There will never be a true challenge to MSG in NY, and its futile to to even try. I don't care how nice and new the Barclay Center is, and it is certainly nice and new. MSG is beyond an arena. It's a NYC legendary landmark. You don't just displace that because you happen to have a newer building somewhere. But with that said, I think this time around when the All Star game comes to NY, it should be in Brooklyn. We had it last time, and what better way to christen the new Nets facility in grand NBA fashion? Dolan should put his ego aside and do something for the greater metropolitan good for once.

MSG is one of the worst basketball arenas in the country! Have u been anywhere else? It's a hybrid bball/hockey arena...lame for such a huge market! "Here is youuur folding chair, surrr...that will be $1000." Lame...

February 15, 2013  03:38 PM ET

Minnesota baby!

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February 16, 2013  12:30 AM ET

Non topic. Rich people do not care where the game is hosted, they go regardless. Average joe does not care unless it is local to them. I have never seen msg or barclays but obviously the new building is going to be plusher than the older.

 
February 16, 2013  10:32 PM ET
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As a non-New Yorker I gotta agree. If I'm in NY for one-night only and I'm given my pick, how do you not go see MSG? The history and nostalgia just can't be replicated.

for sure

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