NBA All-Star Game: Looking Back At 1998, The Last One In New York City

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Feb 12, 2015; New York, NY, USA; An exterior view of Madison Square Garden with the Empire State Building in the background. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The unofficial midway point of the NBA season is upon us, as the NBA All-Star Weekend starts today. Fans will be gearing up to see their favorite players and other superstars around the NBA come to one place to showcase their talents. What better place to do so than in the City That Never Sleeps, New York City. The festivities will be split between the homes of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, as all of the events will be at the Nets’ Barclay’s Center and the All-Star Game will be held at the Mecca, Madison Square Garden.

This will be the first All-Star festivities held at Barclay’s Center, as the Nets moved from New Jersey just three seasons ago. But this is not the first time the game will be held at Madison Square Garden, as this is the fifth time New York City has hosted this event, with the last time being in 1998.

Taking a look back, All-Star Weekend was definitely different back in 1998 than it will be this coming weekend. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive the 1998 NBA All-Star game as we will recap all of the events and game from the last All-Star game that was played in New York City.