The official announcement by the NBA will come at a scheduled press conference today.
The two teams, who are embattled in an increasingly intense rivalry on and off the court, will each host one of the weekends showcase events. The Nets will host All-Star Saturday night, which includes the Skills Challenge, Three point shootout, and the Slam Dunk contest, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, while the Knicks will host the All-Star game at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden on Sunday February 15th.
While the split venue scenario is certainly unique, it is not the first time the NBA has used this strategy. During the 2010 All-Star game in Dallas the game was played at the new Cowboy’s stadium, while All-Star Saturday night was held at the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks.