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What’s Happening At The 2021 NBA All-Star Game Weekend?

NBA All Star 2021 Weekend

The past two seasons for any sport, in 2020 & 2021, has been a little different. Of course, that includes the NBA and how things are done. We are currently part of a shorter season, that started only 90 days or so after the finals of 2020. Everything is off, but everything is happening.

The NBA moved the 2021 NBA All-Star game in Indianapolis to 2024, but decided to find a way to get this year’s game done, in Atlanta. We are going to get everything about All-Star Weekend in one sitting, all on Sunday, the 7th of March.

With the NBA All-Star game coming, we get some days off of basketball on Friday and Saturday, the NBA is giving the guys a break, and a top star like LeBron James is actually sitting out the final game in Sacramento before the break to get some extra rest. Yet, there are some big matchups that are exciting to look forward to, like James Harden heading back to Houston tonight. We also get a final big time matchup with the Western Conference 1 seed, the Utah Jazz, slightly favored over the Philadelphia 76ers who are the Eastern Conference’s 1 seed. We get two All-Stars from each team facing off.

After some big time matchups going into the weekend, we end up getting a fun weekend of All-Star activities… Here’s a look at everything you need to know about how to watch these events and who’s participating:

Skills Challenge

  • When: Sunday, March 7 | Prior to tip-off of 2021 All-Star Game
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET | TV: TNT
  • Participants: Robert Covington (Trail Blazers), Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Chris Paul (Suns), Julius Randle (Knicks), Domantas Sabonis (Pacers), Nikola Vucevic (Magic)

3-Point Contest

  • When: Sunday, March 7 | Prior to tip-off of 2021 All-Star Game
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET | TV: TNT
  • Participants: Devin Booker (Suns), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Jayson Tatum (Celtics)

Dunk Contest

  • When: Sunday, March 7 | Halftime of 2021 All-Star Game
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET | TV: TNT
  • Participants: Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers), Cassius Stanley (Pacers), Obi Toppin (Knicks)

Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "That Being Said Podcast w/ George & Sami Jarjour."

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