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NBA Targets a Single-Night Event for All-Star Festivities

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and NBPA are negotiating a single-night event for the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta, GA.

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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.