When the NBA announced that it was going to play the All-Star game after all, there were rumblings among players —including some who were eventually selected for the teams. There were concerns about the risk of COVID-19 infections and also how the game would add to the already heavy 2020-2021 schedule. Now, with the game set for 8 p.m.
The Rockets don't have an NBA All-Star in 2021, since their lone candidate (Christian Wood) has been sidelined by injury for a month.
For the fourth straight season, the NBA’s best players will meet in an All-Star Game for which two captains have picked the rosters. It’s Team LeBron versus Team Durant for 2021, as LeBron James’ group matches up with Kevin Durant’s picks. Another win for James would run his All-Star winning streak to four games, only enhancing his standing in the game.