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New York City 'likely' to host 2015 NBA All-Star Game

by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 16, 2013

NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday that it is likely the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend will be held in either the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, or Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks.

Silver and NBA commissioner David Stern both declined to divulge any more details about the event. Silver said there currently is no timetable for when the event will be announced.

New Orleans already has been awarded All-Star 2014.


While expressing his gratitude for making three consecutive All-Star teams, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suddenly stated his desire to stay with one team, which would keep him in Oklahoma City throughout his career.

“I think it's very important to be able to stay with one team and stay with a great organization like we have and be able to do things like this,” Westbrook said. “It's a blessing.”


Westbrook and his team of Robert Horry and Maya Moore came in second place in the Shooting Stars Challenge on Saturday night.

The event, which fielded four three-person teams competing in a shooting contest from various spots on the floor, was won by Team Bosh, which included Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash.


Westbrook and Kevin Durant have spent all weekend shooting down the notion that the Thunder has a “big three,” with Serge Ibaka serving as the third member of the trio.

“It's the whole team for us,” Durant said. “We're not going to talk about just two or three guys. We know that in order to win the championship, you can't win with just one or two guys, or three guys. It has to be a whole group effort.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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