What was once NBA All-Star weekend, slated for this beautiful weekend in Indy is now NBA All-Star day in Atlanta with all of the events to showcase the league’s top players but also trying to maintain COVID restrictions.
The Pacers will be represented in three of the four events, including the actual game which has Domantas Sabonis playing for Team LeBron after the Pacers forward was chosen to replace Kevin Durant who will not play. Sabonis will also take part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge prior to tip off.
The competition for Sabonis includes Chris Paul, Luka Doncic, Robert Covington, Julius Randle and Nikola Vucevic.
The AT&T Slam Dunk contest will take place at halftime of the game and include Pacers rookie, Cassius Stanley who is the favorite to win and become the third Pacers player to take home the title previously won by Fred Jones and Glenn Robinson III. The two dunkers challenging Stanley will be Obi Toppi and Anfernee Simmons.
The MTN DEW 3-Point Contest will also take place prior to the start of the game with Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Michael Conley.
Here is the TNT TV schedule and team rosters for the night of stars.
#TeamLeBron #TeamDurant— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2021
All of All-Star in One Night... TONIGHT on TNT!
5pm/et: TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
6:30pm/et: #TacoBellSkills & #MtnDew3PT
8pm/et: 70th #NBAAllStar Game
Halftime: #ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/rzT9NZCkfb