NBA reveals All-Star game plans

Despite the objections of key stars, including LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA will host an All-Star game this season, which kicks off in Atlanta on Thursday.

“It’s a global event for us, and we’re making our best efforts to embrace all aspects of our league to the extent we can through this pandemic and this is just one more opportunity,” said NBA commissioner, Alan Silver, appearing on the show’s fifth anniversary special Thursday afternoon. “I’ll add that, of course I’m listening to those who don’t think it’s a good idea and I think that’s been the cases in terms of essentially everything we’ve done since we shut down a little over a year ago because of the pandemic.”

James has been named captain of the NBA West team for the game despite repeatedly questioning the point of playing the game during a pandemic.

Eastern Conference All-Stars

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Bradley Beal
  • Kevin Durant
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Joel Embid

RESERVES Jaylen Brown, Boston; James Harden, Brooklyn; Zach LaVine, Chicago; Julius Randle, New York; Ben Simmons Philadelphia; Jayson Tatum, Boston’ Nikola Vucevic, Orlando.


Western Conference All-Stars

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Bradley Beal
  • Kevin Durant
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Joel Embid

RESERVES: Anthony Davis, LA Lakers; Paul George, LA Clippers; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Damian Lillard, Portland; Donovan Mitchell, Utah’ Chris Paul, Phoenix’ Zion Williamson, N. Orleans.

The NBA officially announced plans for the All-Star extravaganza to take place in one-night. The 3-point contest and skills competition will be held prior to the game and the dunk contest will be held at halftime.

For a second straight year, the game will be played to an Elam Ending.

The game will take place on Sunday, March 7, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Every player will travel to Atlanta privately from their hometowns and stay in the same hotel.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms expressed anxiety about the event, saying fans should not come to town for All-Star festivities because there will not be any public events related to the game.

“I don’t think it will be that difficult,” Silver said, of holding an All-Star Weekend without fans. “Our event will not be open to the public … there will be roughly 1,000 people representing those institutions, but there will not be tickets open to the public and I actually agree with the mayor.”

 
LeBron James

 

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)

 
 
Kevin Durant

 

Kevin Wayne Durant , also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)

 
 
NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player Award

 

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