All-Star Game Could Take Place In March

The NBA is exploring the possibility of holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta the most likely site, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The league is in talks with the Players Association about holding an All-Star Game on March 7 after initially postponing this year’s annual event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All-Star Weekend was originally scheduled to take place in Indianapolis in February, but Indiana will now host the All-Star Game in 2024.

The interest among the Players Association is partly due to charitable causes. NBPA president Chris Paul wants to hold the game to financially benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities and assist in COVID-19 relief efforts. Turner Sports, which holds the TV rights, is headquartered in Atlanta.

The game could be held in the Hawks’ State Farm Arena, or an Atlanta-based HBCU campus gymnasium, Wojnaowski adds. The NBA has scheduled a midseason break on March 5-10.

All-Star voting will be held regardless of whether a game is held, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets.

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10 thoughts on “All-Star Game Could Take Place In March

  1. Curtisrowe

    Cool, it will be fun to not watch the all star game in March, instead of not watching it in February.

  2. jump shot

    I remember when I joined this site a couple years ago it was all about respectful basketball dialogue and opinion.
    Somewhere along the line it …

    • Curtisrowe

      I remember we disagreed about something once and you called me “Kurtis Blow” and told me I knew nothing about basketball. Check the mirror brah.

      • jump shot

        Yep… I own that. It was reactive – not proactive – in response to your asinine comment made to me. You now try to call it “we disagreed”, but in reality you attacked my comment like you were an nba GM. I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me. But, I don’t appreciate someone who’s never been in an nba huddle (college either), attacking my comment disrespectfully. In fact, you couldn’t even resist my comment here, and since you felt the need to respond vs just saying it in your head, I will play along, Mr. Blow. I’ll admit I was wrong in my assessment about your hoop knowledge. You do know a little bit about basketball. Not much – a little bit.
        Take Care!

  3. DarkSide830

    they will elect a team regardless of whether or not there was a game. meanwhile that idiot Manfred couldnt think of such rocket science.

  4. Simmons>Russ

    NBA should kept fans numbers low and make it a PPV event.
    Have the all star game as the headliner and before it have the dunk contest, 3 point contest, skills competition and whatever other events.

    NBA which is already low on funds because of covid and ticket sales and shortened season this would be a chance for them to make money. Have say 25% donated towards covid relief and charities. Players would love to put on a showcase and fundraise for those that need it

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