The 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta will characteristic a far completely different environment than final yr’s contest, however the contest will nonetheless sport the identical format as 2020.
The NBA announced on Thursday that the “Elam Ending” will likely be used to decide the profitable staff, with a remaining goal rating set throughout an untimed fourth quarter. The rosters for the 2021 All-Star Game may also comply with the 2020 format. There will likely be two captains who choose every staff, with the captains decided by who receives essentially the most All-Star votes in every convention.
Lakers ahead LeBron James and Nets ahead Kevin Durant are at present slated to be the staff captains.
The 2021 All-Star Game starters will likely be introduced on Thursday night time on TNT. The reserve pool will then be chosen by gamers and coaches at a later date. The All-Star participant draft that includes James and Durant has not been scheduled.
The All-Star Game will likely be held at State Farm Area in Atlanta on Sunday, March 7. Quite a few gamers have objected to holding an All-Star Game amid the COVID-19 disaster, however attendance continues to be obligatory for many who are chosen. The annual expertise problem, three-point contest and dunk contest are additionally slated to be held on March 7.
A “mini bubble” has been created for gamers attending All-Star weekend, per the NBA. Gamers will journey privately to Atlanta from their dwelling markets, and they’ll keep at the identical resort. All gamers will likely be examined for COVID-19 every day in the course of the All-Star break no matter their participation within the weekend’s occasions.