The NBA, its players, and representatives from institutions have gathered to discuss how an All-Star Game, if presented, could help historically black colleges and universities, as well as support efforts related to the pandemic.
This comes from a source familiar with the matter.
Several cities would be considered, including Atlanta. The person spoke anonymously, as no details were publicly announced.
The conversations are about the All-Star Game itself, not the Rising All-Star Game or the skills competitions, the source said.
We do not envision an arena full of fans, but we would consider inviting frontline workers who have been vaccinated, as well as family members of the players.
The NBA intends to promote a star vote whether there is a game played or not.
The league has not announced any details but with the mid-season break scheduled for March 5, it would seem logical that the process will begin soon.
The 2021 All-Star Weekend was due to take place in Indianapolis, before the pandemic changes plans.
The event will instead be held in the city of the Pacers in 2024.