Published: Tue, February 02, 2021
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NBA, players' union discuss possible All-Star Game in early March, sources say

NBA, players' union discuss possible All-Star Game in early March, sources say

The NBA has been postponing games left and right, there is no need to have an All-Star game especially in a place that has Lou Will Lemon Pepper wings.

The NBA and NBPA are discussing the possibility of an All-Star Game in early March, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Indianapolis was the 2021 All-Star Game's original intended host, but the league officially shelved those plans in November to push hosting duties for Indiana's capital city to 2024 instead.

The current focus of the conversation is for an All-Star Game only, not the rising stars game or typical Saturday All-Star events such as the skills competition, the 3-point competition and the dunk competition, the person said.

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According to the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, several cities are being considered as potential hosts, including Atlanta, as no details have been publicly announced.

NBPA president Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns has been a proponent of the idea, which would allow for a game to financially benefit historically Black colleges and universities and COVID-19 relief.

The NBA has yet to release a schedule for the second half of the season as it navigates through COVID-19 issues.

There is a midseason break scheduled for March 5-10.

The game is the 22nd postponed by the league already this season, with all but one occurring this month.

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