NBA All-Star Weekend
The NBA has a hard time getting its most spectacular players to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. Mason Plumlee doesn’t care. He’s just looking forward to bringing the people to their feet.
Carmelo Anthony doesn’t appreciate people questioning his desire to play in the NBA All-Star Game this weekend at Madison Square Garden.
At least 10,000 people are expected to attend the event at Flatiron Plaza on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. The show is being held as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Breaking from what had become standard procedure of taking the mid-winter showcase to a warm-weather city, the NBA decided to stay home in 2015 and show off two of its flashiest arenas.
In honor of NBA All-Star Weekend coming to The Big Apple, the NBA has released an interactive map entitled “A History Of New York City Basketball.”
Spike Lee is going to be directing the likes of Kevin Hart, Common, Anthony Anderson and Mo’Ne Davis — but instead of on a movie set, it will be on the basketball court.
Fears are being expressed that an NBA All-Star concert next week in one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods could hurt local business and stop traffic.
Center Mason Plumlee will be a contestant, as will Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine and Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo.
De Blasio believes that holding the event at Barclays Center would be terrific for the continued growth and development of Brooklyn, but he also vehemently opposes MSG owner James Dolan being rewarded with the game.
The NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone and Carmelo Anthony is not on the Knicks or Nets. Nope — at this point the scoring machine known affectionately known as ‘Melo’ is still a Denver Nugget.