NBA All-Star schedule 2021: Times, TV channels, lineups for Slam Dunk Contest, 3-point Contest, Skills Challenge
Is everybody prepared for NBA All-Star weekend? Well, let’s name it All-Star evening.
Instead of holding its typical All-Star occasions over a number of days, the league crammed every thing into one night. On Sunday, one of the best gamers from across the NBA will hit the ground at State Farm Arena in Atlanta with the talents competitions and All-Star Game all going down over the course of some hours.
Now that the individuals for every occasion have been revealed, this is a breakdown of this 12 months’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 Skills Challenge and 3-point Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest will function the halftime leisure for these watching the All-Star Game.
Sunday, March 7
|5 p.m.||NBA All-Star Tipoff Show|
|6:30 p.m.||Skills Challenge and 3-point Contest|
|8 p.m.||All-Star Game|
|TBD||Slam Dunk Contest (halftime of All-Star Game)|
NBA Slam Dunk Contest individuals 2021
The Slam Dunk Contest options three gamers competing in two rounds. Each participant 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. In the ultimate spherical, judges will select a winner by elevating a card with the dunker’s identify on it.
Led by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall 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
Here are the 2021 Slam Dunk Contest individuals:
|Anfernee Simons||Trail Blazers|
NBA 3-point Contest individuals 2021
The six 3-point Contest individuals 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. Players can select their favourite spots for the cash ball racks.
Two “MTN DEW Zones” will sit 6 ft behind the 3-point line. Each zone holds one inexperienced ball price 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 contest is separated by two rounds, with the three highest-scoring gamers from the primary spherical advancing to the finals. The participant with the very best rating within the closing spherical will probably be topped the winner.
Here are the 2021 3-point Contest individuals:
*Conley named alternative with Booker out (knee damage)
NBA Skills Challenge individuals 2021
The Skills Challenge places six gamers by way of an impediment course that assessments their dribbling, passing and capturing skills. Players will compete towards one another one-on-one over three rounds. The participant who finishes every particular person matchup within the quickest time advances to the following spherical, resulting in a one-on-one closing spherical for the Skills Challenge trophy.
Here are the 2021 Skills Challenge individuals:
|Robert Covington||Trail Blazers|