The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will be held Sunday, March 7, in Atlanta. But because of COVID-19, a weekend’s worth of events will be compressed into a single night — the skills challenge and 3-point contest will take place pregame, while the dunk contest will act as the halftime show.

All-Star voting began on Jan. 28, and All-Star starters — determined through fan voting (which accounts for 50% of the vote), media voting (25%) and player voting (25%) — were announced Jan. 18 on TNT. The reserves — which are voted on by the NBA’s coaches — were announced Tuesday on TNT.

After its thrilling debut in last season’s All-Star Game in Chicago, the “Elam Ending” will return. So will captains, with the Brooklyn NetsKevin Durant and Los Angeles LakersLeBron James — the top fan vote-getters in their respective conferences — making their selections for the showdown at State Farm Arena.

The NBA All-Star Game draft is underway. Here is everything you need to know, including the pick-by-pick breakdown.

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LeBron and KD are assembling their superstar rosters. Here’s the pick-by-pick breakdown:

Team LeBron

  • Captain: LeBron James, Lakers

  • Pick 1: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

  • Pick 2: Stephen Curry, Warriors

  • Pick 3: Luka Doncic, Mavericks

  • Pick 4: Nikola Jokic, Nuggets

  • Pick 5: Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers

  • Pick 6: Ben Simmons, 76ers

  • Pick 7: Chris Paul, Suns

  • Pick 8: Jaylen Brown, Celtics

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Team Durant

  • Captain: Kevin Durant, Nets (injured, will not play)

  • Pick 1: Kyrie Irving, Nets

  • Pick 2: Joel Embiid, 76ers

  • Pick 3: Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

  • Pick 4: Bradley Beal, Wizards

  • Pick 5: Jayson Tatum, Celtics

  • Pick 6: James Harden, Nets

  • Pick 7: Devin Booker, Suns

  • Pick 8: Zion Williamson, Pelicans

  • Pick 9: Zach LaVine, Bulls

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  • Pick 12:


Who’s still available?

Reserve pool:

All-Star event rosters

Dunk contest

3-point contest

Skills contest

With the dunk contest set for halftime of Sunday’s All-Star Game this season, we asked our group of NBA insiders to vote on the most iconic dunker for each franchise. Let the debate begin.

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