The Hawks have been bludgeoned by injuries early this season, which has taken some of the excitement out of what appeared to be an emerging squad in the league. However, they still sit at a respectable 8-8 on the season, and now there’s potentially another thing for the city of Atlanta to look forward to.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is discussing the possibility of having an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta being the host.
ESPN story on the NBA, NBPA discussing the possibility of holding an All-Star game in early March — with Atlanta emerging as a site: https://t.co/enjacLDzrm
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 25, 2021
The original All-Star Game was supposed to occur in February in Indianapolis, but it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which delayed the start of the season. The NBA has a mid-season break scheduled from March 5th to March 10th, but instead, the league is considering hosting an All-Star Game on March 7th. However, according to Wojnarowski’s report, it won’t be as action-packed as a typical All-Star Weekend, which includes events such as the Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests.
Another cool aspect of the event is that it plans on showcasing and benefitting HBCU universities as well as COVID-19 relief efforts. NBPA President Chris Paul is reportedly keen on the idea of making this happen, but there is still a lot to be done before it is official. We will keep you updated with any new information as it emerges.
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