The ESPN App will provide audio coverage of all All-Star events. ESPN.com's NBA section will have special material around the All-Star Game and festivities, including a collection of the most legendary dunkers from each team ahead of the Slam Dunk contest. Additionally, ESPN Radio will carry live radio coverage of the All-Star Game.
TNT will broadcast the game as well as all skills contest events, including the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk Contest. The game itself will be played at Nokia Stadium in Los Angeles.
The league announced on Twitter that the All-Star Game will be televised nationally by TNT with Mike Fratello and Doug Collins serving as play-by-play commentators for the first time. Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Charles Barkley and NBC Sports basketball commentator Tim Duncan will also serve as analysts for the event.
This is the third time that the All-Star Game has been held in Los Angeles (previous ones were 2002 at Staples Center and 2006 at The Forum). The last time that the city had two consecutive All-Star Games was 1996 and 1997. The only other year that this happened was 1984 and 1985 when L.A. hosted both games.
The All-Star Game is an exhibition game that determines which team is superior between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the American Basketball Association (ABL). The ABA was founded in 1967 and lasted until 1976 when it was replaced by the NBA. The ABL started up again in 2001 and ended after one season. Today, there are 30 teams in the NBA and 31 teams in the ABA.
The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is set to begin on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The event may be viewed on TNT via cable or live streaming options. Additional information on how to view the game online will be available later this year.
The NBA All-Star Game is an all-star exhibition basketball game that has been played every year since 1947 except for 1998 when it was cancelled due to the September 11 attacks. The host city of the game is selected by the NBA's television partners, which includes TNT as well as ESPN and ABC. The 2021 game will be held in Chicago at Wintrust Arena.
The East vs. West format was introduced for the 1995–96 season. If the NBA were to reinstate the original All-Star Game format used before 1995, then the 2021 game would have been contested between the Eastern Conference team winners of the previous season's conference finals and the Western Conference team winners of the previous season's conference semifinals. However, since that isn't going to happen, the 2021 game will follow the current format.
In fact, the current format was used for the first time in 2001 and has been used ever since.
ABC may be seen on your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android), computer (ABC.com), or other connected device (Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV). "NBA Countdown Presented by Mountain Dew" will feature pregame and halftime coverage on ESPN on Tuesday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The game between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
After the first week of the season, all NBA games that are played on Wednesday nights during the regular season will be shown on ABC. These include all games involving the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers. Other than these teams, every other team has a chance to be featured on NBA Countdown this season.
Last year, ABC showed over 70 percent of all NBA games including every single playoff game. In addition to the regular season schedule, select Saturday afternoon games will be shown live on ABC as part of the league's new "Jump Street" promotion. These games include matchups between top-five teams such as the Clippers vs. Warriors, and Thunder vs. Blazers. Every other game that is played on Saturday afternoons during the regular season will be shown on TNT or TBS.
The complete 2017-18 NBA regular season schedule was released in August.
If you don't have a cable login and want to watch the game live, you can obtain a free trial of YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV. Team LeBron is led by LeBron James, who will play in his 17th NBA All-Star Game. The event will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles from Friday, February 15, through Sunday, February 17.
The Western Conference team will be selected by fans via the 2019 NBA All-Star Voting Sponsored by Sprint. The voting closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on January 4th and can be done online at NBA.com/AllStar or via text message. If you've never voted in an All-Star Game before, now's the time to start! The winners of the West and East divisions will be determined based on record within their conferences at the end of the season.
The Central Division winner will be determined by record within their division at the end of the season. The remaining spots will be distributed between the other three participants based on vote totals.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Eastern Conference squad will face off against the Western Conference team during the night's main event while the second all-star game will feature two teams composed of players chosen by coaches.