All-Star Game

All-Star Game

The NBA announced this week that the seasonal All-Star Game will be occurring on March 7th in Atlanta, even with the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions around the league. In the past couple of weeks, NBA fans around the world have been able to vote online for the starting players in the game’s lineup. On the Eastern Conference Team, the starters include Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving and Bradely Beal. The Western Conference Team on the other hand will be starting LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Kawaii Leonard, Luka Doncic and Stephen Curry. Between both teams’ starting players, five of them are international players, players not born in the US, breaking the leagues previous record of four. Along with these elite players, some of the most notable players that will be coming off the bench include the young rising stars Zion Williamson and Jason Tatum. The NBA in an effort to make the All Star game stand out from the usual regular season matchups will be enforcing the endless fourth quarter rule, with a final target score a team must hit to win. This rule was the same one used in the previous 2020 game, and made it quite the battle. During half time, the annuel dunk contest will be taking place with the contestants still to be decided. This year’s game is sure to be a different experience without the usual thousands of in-person fans, but the effort will be appreciated by fans worldwide.