Tag: NBA All Star 2021

Paul George Said He’s Come Around On The Deep 3 Being A ‘Great Shot’ After Dame’s All-Star Game-Winner

Two years ago, Damian Lillard hit what has been to this point the biggest shot of his career when he buried the Oklahoma City Thunder with a deep three at the buzzer that has become part of Trail Blazers lore. After the game, Paul George was asked about how you defend something like that, and […]

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Team LeBron Ran Away To Win The 2021 All-Star Game Behind Giannis’ Perfect Shooting Night

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game brought some much-needed excitement back to the proceedings as the combination of the draft format and the Elam Ending made for a highly competitive final quarter. For the 2021 edition, the Elam Ending proved as a merciful tool to end a blowout early, as the fan-less All-Star experience was, unsurprisingly, […]

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Steph And Dame Had A Halfcourt Shooting Competition To End The All-Star Game’s First Half

The first half of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game was, well, about what one would expect from a fanless All-Star experience. The normal lack of defensive effort was turned up (down?) all the way as both teams started out completely going through the motions, leading to this tweet from Joel Embiid as he watched from […]

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Joel Embiid Couldn’t Help But Notice Everyone’s Haircuts Watching The All-Star Game From His Hotel

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are in Atlanta, but aren’t at the All-Star Game at State Farm Arena after it was learned that their barber back in Philadelphia tested positive for COVID-19. As such, the two were removed from the game as a result of contact tracing and tonight’s games will be played with 11-man […]

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A Look At The Special All-Star Sneakers Players Will Wear Sunday Night

NBA All-Star is always a big weekend for sneaker companies, as they launch new colorways for their stars to honor their appearance in the midseason festivities. This year, there is obviously a different feel to the proceedings, as a number of players have voiced concern with having the game and, on Sunday, we learned the […]

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Donovan Mitchell On LeBron’s Jazz Comments: ‘People Have Been Talking Sh*t About Me For Awhile’

On Thursday night, the NBA aired the 2021 All-Star Draft as LeBron James and Kevin Durant made their selections for their respective squads, and after 21 picks had been made, the final two players left on the board were both from the Utah Jazz. Charles Barkley called the two captains out for “Utah Jazz slander” […]

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Paul George Reiterated The All-Star Game Shouldn’t Be Happening After Embiid And Simmons Were Ruled Out

On Sunday, the NBA announced that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would not play in the All-Star Game due to contact tracing after the two Sixers stars visited a barber in Philadelphia prior to this weekend who tested positive for COVID-19. It was the exact situation the NBA had hoped to avoid as it attempted […]

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Charles Barkley Called LeBron And KD Out For ‘Jazz Slander’ When Gobert And Mitchell Were The Last All-Star Picks

The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft featured LeBron James and Kevin Durant picking their squads and at the end of the process, there were two names left standing: Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. That the two All-Stars from the team with the NBA’s best record were the last selected was not going […]

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LeBron Joked He Won’t Be Tampering With His All-Star Draft This Year

The NBA All-Star Draft was held on Wednesday (airing on Thursday night), as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the leading vote-getters in the West and East respectively, selected their rosters for the upcoming All-Star Game on Sunday. Durant won’t be playing in the game himself, as he works to rehab a lingering hamstring injury, so […]

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Here Are The Participants For The 2021 All-Star Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, And Dunk Contest

The 2021 NBA All-Star Saturday night festivities won’t happen on Saturday night at all. Unlike previous years, in which the All-Star Game had Sunday evening all to itself, the inherent nature of trying to put on a gigantic event during a global pandemic means the league is condensing everything into one evening of events. As […]

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Jordan Clarkson Predicts All-Star Coach Quin Snyder Will ‘Have LeBron Getting Back On Transition Defense’

One of the perks of being the head coach of the best team in a conference is it gives you the opportunity to coach an All-Star team. Sure, there are obvious drawbacks to getting this nod, namely that even beyond the weirdness of this particular All-Star Game, not having the extra time to relax during […]

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Devin Booker Has Been Named Anthony Davis’ Injury Replacement For The All-Star Game

When the NBA All-Star reserves were announce on Tuesday night, a few notable names were surprisingly left off of the rosters. Among those in the West was Suns star Devin Booker, who LeBron James called the most “disrespected player” in the NBA currently. Booker, who is averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per […]

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Damian Lillard And Zion Williamson Headline A Loaded List Of 2021 NBA All-Star Reserves

Last week, we learned the 10 players who will make up the 2021 NBA All-Star Game starters. Headlined by captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant, it’s hard to have too many gripes about the dudes who will comprise the game’s first unit, although one of the players, Luka Doncic, made clear that he thought his […]

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LeBron James And Kevin Durant Will Be Captains As The NBA Announced All-Star Starters

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is happening, albeit in a format that players aren’t exactly excited about that will condense two days worth of events into one on March 7 in Atlanta. Fan, media, and player voting for All-Star starters completed this week and the starting fives from both conferences were announced on Thursday night, […]

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LeBron, KD, And Steph Are All Over 4 Million Votes In The Second Round Of All-Star Fan Voting

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game, despite objections from a handful of players, is scheduled to take place next month in Atlanta. As we barrel towards the full rosters being announced, the league is continuing with its tradition of doing frequent updates of how voting stands among fans, whose vote counts for 50 percent of the […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns Cited His ‘Insight’ Into COVID-19 As Reason Why The NBA Should Skip The All-Star Game

Karl-Anthony Towns made his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night after missing the previous 13 games due to a bout with COVID-19. He played well in a 119-112 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, slotting back into the starting lineup and recording a double-double, and after the game, he spoke to the media […]

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