The NBA, only one month into the 2020-21 season, is having second ideas about cancelling its annual All-Star Sport, according to a Monday report from ESPN.
Festivities deliberate for Indianapolis in February had been nixed due to COVID-19 issues. However a proposed midseason occasion might now happen elsewhere on March 7.
The NBA and the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation are reportedly discussing what a 2021 All-Star Sport would possibly seem like. Atlanta is taken into account a high choice to host on quick discover, per the report; the NBA’s said foundation for letting the sport occur might be to “permit for a sport to financially profit traditionally Black faculties and universities and COVID-19 aid.”
The Celtics and Wizards are among the many groups which have been ravaged by COVID-19 circumstances this season, resulting in sport postponements and well being issues for gamers. Bringing collectively athletes from across the league for an All-Star Sport carries danger of pointless outbreak.
Whereas the NBA would possibly cite social causes for transferring ahead with the All-Star Sport, there are additionally robust monetary advantages to push by coronavirus issues. All-Star weekend is taken into account one of many NBA’s most beneficial TV property.