SSN: NBA All-Star Game 2021 Important Info

Delaney Crace

After a long year of cancellation, rescheduled games, and switching city-to-city, the NBA All-Star game has been decided to be played in one night in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7th. Usually, the All-Star game takes place over an entire weekend. Last year, the game was played the weekend of February 16th in Chicago, Illinois. It was a long weekend of interviews, contests, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for players. This year, all of these will be wrapped into a single night. Here’s a look at what this year’s All-Star game has to offer:

Coverage will begin at 5PM Eastern, with skill events, the infamous Mountain Dew 3-PT contest beginning after the “Taco Bell Skills Challenge”, at 6:30PM (EST). The game itself is set to start at 8PM (EST) with the AT&T Slam Dunk at halftime of the game. 

Here is some information about each team:

Team Lebron: 

Starters: Lebron James, Giannas Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, and Nikola Jokic

Rest of the roster: Jaylen Brown, Paul George, Rudy Gobert, Damien Lillard, Chris Paul, Domantas Sabonis, and Ben Simmons

Injured players: None

Foundation this team is playing for: Thurgood Marshall College Fund (a foundation dedicated to transforming the lives of students attending historically Black colleges)

Coach: Quin Snyder (Utah Jazz)

Team Durant:

Starters: Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and Jayson Tatum

Rest of the roster: Devin Booker, James Harden, Zach Lavine, Donovan Mitchell, Julius Randle, Nikola Vucevic, and Zion Williamson

Injured players: Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis

Foundation this team is playing for: United Negro College Fund (a foundation that administers scholarships for Black students and colleges)

Coach: Doc Rivers (Philadelphia 76ers)