The Entertainer's Basketball Classic restarted after a shooting left five people wounded last week.
Local kids were surprised to hear of requests to cut the court from Ramon Aponte Park.
Lloyd Morgan, 4, was killed by a stray bullet during a memorial basketball game at 735 E. 165th St.
Tashawn Murray, 22, was shot and killed by a group of men at a Bronx basketball court, cops said.
Noise and the loss of public space angered many locals who have been locked out of the area.
The Knicks are expected to match the Rockets' four-year, $28.9M offer to retain the young phenom.
The 21-year-old victim was injured when a bullet hit him in the knee Sunday, police said.
The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, an eight-a-side celebrity soccer match, returned to the neighborhood.
Knicks star Larry Johnson joined the city's "Heads Up" safety campaign.
Fort Greene Park has two different closing times at entrances near public housing and private homes.
Ackeem Green, 25, was shot to death on a Harlem basketball court earlier this month.
The dance team is holding their final round of auditions Wednesday night.
Attorneys for Barclays Center say the arena plans to serve alcohol until 2 a.m.
The Knicks fell to the Miami Heat, 106-94, Wednesday night, ending their up-and-down season.
The Knicks won a nailbiter on Sunday to force Game 5 against the Miami Heat.
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