Is everybody prepared for NBA All-Star weekend? Properly, let’s name it All-Star night time.
As a substitute of holding its typical All-Star occasions over a number of days, the league crammed all the pieces into one night. On Sunday, the perfect gamers from across the NBA will hit the ground at State Farm Area in Atlanta with the abilities competitions and All-Star Sport all going down over the course of some hours.
Now that the members for every occasion have been revealed, here is a breakdown of this yr’s All-Star festivities.
NBA ALL-STAR 2021: Full lineups for Slam Dunk Contest, 3-point Contest
NBA All-Star schedule 2021
TNT’s All-Star broadcast kicks off Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, adopted by the Expertise Problem and 3-point Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest will function the halftime leisure for these watching the All-Star Sport.
Sunday, March 7
|5 p.m.||NBA All-Star Tipoff Present|
|6:30 p.m.||Expertise Problem and 3-point Contest|
|8 p.m.||All-Star Sport|
|TBD||Slam Dunk Contest (halftime of All-Star Sport)|
NBA Slam Dunk Contest members 2021
The Slam Dunk Contest options three gamers competing in two rounds. Every player makes an attempt two dunks apiece within the first spherical, then the 2 highest scorers advance to the ultimate spherical. The remaining gamers then carry out one dunk every to find out a winner. First-round dunks will probably be scored on a scale of 6-10 by 5 judges, permitting for a minimal rating of 30 and most rating of fifty. Within the last spherical, judges will select a winner by elevating a card with the dunker’s identify on it.
Led by Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Famer Dominique Wilkins, 5 previous #ATTSlamDunk champions will function the judges. Wilkins (1985 & 1990 champion) will probably be joined by Dee Brown (1991), Jason Richardson (2002 & 2003), Josh Smith (2005) and Spud Webb (1986). #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/af499yes5H
— NBA (@NBA) March 2, 2021
Listed below are the 2021 Slam Dunk Contest members:
|Anfernee Simons||Path Blazers|
NBA 3-point Contest members 2021
The six 3-point Contest members will shoot on the typical 5 areas alongside the arc, with 4 racks of 4 common balls (one level) and one cash ball (two factors), plus one particular rack of 5 cash balls. Gamers can select their favourite spots for the cash ball racks.
Two “MTN DEW Zones” will sit 6 toes behind the 3-point line. Every zone holds one inexperienced ball value three factors. With the addition of those zones, the NBA has elevated the time restrict from 60 seconds to 70 seconds and the utmost rating from 34 factors to 40 factors.
The competition is separated by two rounds, with the three highest-scoring gamers from the primary spherical advancing to the finals. The player with the very best rating within the last spherical will probably be topped the winner.
Listed below are the 2021 3-point Contest members:
*Conley named substitute with Booker out (knee harm)
NBA Expertise Problem members 2021
The Expertise Problem places six gamers via an impediment course that assessments their dribbling, passing and capturing talents. Gamers will compete towards one another one-on-one over three rounds. The player who finishes every particular person matchup within the quickest time advances to the following spherical, resulting in a one-on-one last spherical for the Expertise Problem trophy.
Listed below are the 2021 Expertise Problem members:
|Robert Covington||Path Blazers|
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