The NBA All-Star game is in town this weekend, and to mark the occasion, the NBA created a very cool, very detailed map outlining more than 100 years of basketball in New York City (h/t Untapped and the Daily News). The map covers all five boroughs, features more than 500 basketball legends, and highlights more than 100 locations, from the obviousMadison Square Garden and Barclays Centerto the more obscure#151;like the Dyker Heights prep school attended by Joakim Noah. Viewers can scroll over the map to read blurbs about each site, or one can navigate by drop-down menus for each borough that show every player connected to the area. Even for non-basketball fans will have fun poking around the map, as it shows a pretty incredible amount of NYC history.
The map can be viewed even larger here.
· NBA Celebrates NYC Hoops [NBA.com]
· A History of New York City Basketball [official]
· Fun Maps: Tracing NYC's NBA Basketball Roots for the All-Star Game [Untapped]