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NBA Players Told To Stay Home On Super Bowl Sunday

The league made the announcement on Saturday ahead of the big game.

Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

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.

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.