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New York City to Host NBA All-Star Weekend in 2015

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday that New York City will host its 2015 All-Star Weekend.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the home for the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night and the skills events, which includes the slam dunk contest on Saturday night. The festivities will shift to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Sunday evening for the 64th All-Star game.

The last time the game was held in New York City was 1998, in which Michael Jordan made his final All-Star appearance as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

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