NBA All-Star Game 2021 Rosters: Captains and Starters Revealed, Format, How to watch Live? It will be Team LeBron James against Team Kevin Durant at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7.
The two captains, as well as their fellow starters, were announced Thursday on TNT following a process that was determined by a combination of voting from fans (50 percent), media (25 percent), and players (25 percent).
The top two vote-getters were deemed captains and will draft their teams from the pools of starters and reserves. The reserves will be announced Tuesday on TNT.
Here is a look at the starters LeBron and KD will be choosing from when it’s time to draft.
2021 All-Star Game Starters
- LeBron James (captain)
- Kevin Durant (captain)
- Kyrie Irving
- Bradley Beal
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Joel Embiid
- Stephen Curry
- Luka Doncic
- Kawhi Leonard
- Nikola Jokic
While there was some uncertainty about whether there would even be a traditional All-Star Weekend this season, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting so much, the league confirmed Thursday that it would hold the event.
What’s more, the three-point contest and skills challenge will happen during the pregame, while the dunk contest will happen at halftime.
The game will also feature the Elam Ending once again following last season’s success.
NBA All-Star 2021 to feature the Game and Skills competitions on one night for the first time on March 7. The NBA and NBPA are committing more than $2.5M toward HBCUs and provide support and awareness around equity and access to COVID-19 relief and vaccines.
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What is the competitive format for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game?
The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will have the same competition format as the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
The two All-Star teams will compete to win each quarter for their respective beneficiaries. The fourth quarter will be untimed and the teams will play to a Final Target Score, meaning that the game will end with a made basket or a made free throw instead of with the clock running out.
NBA TV coverage: NBA All-Star Game
NBA games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT.
NBA Live stream: NBA All-Star Game Live Stream
Every game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN digital platforms.