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2021 NBA All-Star Game to be held in Atlanta on Mar. 7

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There will be no fans for the game due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bradley Beal is expected to be in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game this year.
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On Thursday, the NBA announced that the 2021 All-Star Game will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday, Mar. 7 at State Farm Arena.

The game will be at 8 p.m. ET on TNT but there will also be a skills contest, three point contest and dunk contest at 6:30 p.m. ET which can also be seen on TNT.

Though the game is being held, and though the Atlanta Hawks are allowing fans in the arena this season, the NBA will not have fans for this event. The City of Atlanta is also discouraging people from coming this year. There isn’t much reason to because the NBA isn’t holding any sanctioned events for fans.

The NBA will announce starting lineups on Thursday, Feb. 18 and I will get to the lineups in another post which I will write shortly if the lineups are named. I honestly don’t know them right now. That’s one of the beauties of writing an article without Twitter going off in the background.

Reserves will be announced next week.

Based on the fan returns, Bradley Beal is likely going to be a starter. Russell Westbrook was a reserve last season, but his inefficient production this year will make it difficult for him to be on this year’s team. Then again, you never know.