Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/24/13
  The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have made it a point to proclaim their dominance over the city this offseason.  In 2015 both teams will have to share the city. On Wednesday the NBA is set to announce that the Knicks and Nets will co host the 2015 NBA All Star Game.  It will be the first All Star Game played in New York since 1998. Outgoing NBA commissioner, David Stern, and Adam Silver are expected to hold a news conference in New York to make it official.  They will be joined at the conference by Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden President Hank Ratner. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the Saturday night festivities, including the Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest.  On Sunday, the All Star Game will be played in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. The Nets acquisition of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett has certainly escalated the rivalry between the Knicks and Nets.  Garnett and Pierce will bring the hatred they had for the Knicks as members of the Boston Celtics.  Pierce recently said, “I think the hatred has grown a little bit.”  Pierce also indicated it was time for the Nets to take over the city. Knicks players did not let Pierce’s comments go unnoticed.  Point guard Raymond Felton said, “they will never take over the city, because we’ve got ‘New York’ on our chest.”  Knicks guard J.R. Smith called Paul Pierce, “a bitter person just getting out of Boston.” David Stern implored Jim Dolan and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to ramp down the rivalry last season in order to prevent a feud.  Those words have fallen on deaf ears this offseason.  The rivalry seems to be more intense than it was last year. Every Knicks vs Nets game this season is sure to be a battle, as both teams have the talent to compete for a championship. We don’t know which team will be running New York when the All Star Game arrives in 2015, but for one weekend they will have to be content with sharing it.
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