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Could the Garden Host the 2015 NBA All-Star Game?

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the New York Knicks and the Eastern Conference dunks Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Western Conference bested the Eastern Conference in last's NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, with Kevin Durant scoring 36 points en route to MVP honors. (The Knicks' lone representative, Carmelo Anthony, had 19 points.) Next year's game will take place in Houston, and sites beyond that one have yet to be announced. But according to a report in the Post, the refurbished Madison Square Garden is likely to host the game in 2015. The arena's renovation — sorry, transformation — is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2013-14 season, but a source tells the Post that the Garden isn't considered a candidate for the 2014 event, since MetLife Stadium will host the Super Bowl on February 2, two weeks before the game. (Worth keeping in mind: The Nets will also be pushing to host an All-Star Game. Said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark to the Big Lead earlier this year: “We are in the big event business, and the All-Star Game certainly would be classified as a big event.”) The Garden last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1999.

Photo: Ronald Martinez/2012 Getty Images