The NBA and NBPA are working towards an agreement to host a single-night event for the upcoming 2021 NBA All-Star Game. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the two sides are sorting through the details for a condensed set of festivities at this year’s showcase in Atlanta, GA.
Wojnarowski delivered the latest information on Tuesday:
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are progressing toward an agreement for an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a single-night event that encompasses a game between the Eastern and Western Conferences and skills competitions, sources told ESPN.
The report from ESPN also included preliminary details regarding the ability for a player skip the event.
The NBA has made the All-Star event mandatory for players in the past, but opt-out clauses have been included in much of the pandemic, including the Orlando restart and the 2020-2021 regular season. That’s believed to be part of the discussions around the All-Star Game as well, sources said.
You can read the full report from Wojnarowski at ESPN.