The NBA has told the 30 teams in the league that coaches, staff, and players cannot get together with others on Super Bowl Sunday if they leave the house. According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, players, staff, and coaches may gather with members of their own household to watch the game. If they are on the road, players, coaches, and staff may host up to 4 family members or close friends in their team hotel with testing in advance.
The NBA informed its 30 teams that players, coaches and staff are not permitted to gather outside of their home for Super Bowl Sunday. At home, individuals are able to watch with household. On road, may host up to four family/close friends in hotel, with advance testing.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2021
This announcement comes on the heels of the league agreeing with the players’ association to hold an All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7th in Atlanta. The plans for the All-Star Game have yet to be finalized, but they are widely expected to take place in a single day and feature traditional skill competitions, such as the dunk contest. Currently, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard is third amidst guards in fan voting.