The Day: NBA All-Star Weekend, a Free Play and Personal Finance Education

The Barclays Center with share NBA All-Star honors in 2015, playing host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. (Photo by Mcmillianfurlow)
The Barclays Center with share NBA All-Star honors with Madison Square Garden in 2015, playing host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and skills challenges on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. (Photo by Mcmillianfurlow)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

If you didn’t already hear, the National Basketball Association awarded 2015 All-Star weekend honors jointly to Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center yesterday. While the Garden will play host to the All-Star Game, the home of the Brooklyn Nets will host the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, including the three-point and slam dunk contests. It’s the fifth time the festivities will be held in New York City, after previously being hosted at the Garden in 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998. What do you think about the news, locals?

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