The much-awaited 2021 NBA All-Star Game will be taking place this coming weekend.
The annual exhibition match and the iconic March Madness collegiate basketball tournament will bring the very best of basketball to screens across Africa this March on ESPN and ESPN2.
Showcasing 24 of the league’s star players, The NBA All-Star match will air live on ESPN2 (DStv channel 219) on 8 March 2021 at 03:00.
For the first time, the league’s annual global celebration of the game will take place on one night only, during which the two All-Star teams will compete to win each quarter for their respective charity beneficiaries.
To whet fans’ appetites, the exciting 3-Point Skills Contest will take place right before the game in Atlanta on ESPN2 from 01:30, with Portland Trailblazers’ super star Damian Lillard set to take part. Repeats of both the 3-Point Skills Contest and the All-Star match will broadcast later that day at 8:00, 15:00 and 21:15, all on ESPN2.
ESPN is available on DStv’s Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages while ESPN2 is available on DStv’s Premium and Compact Plus packages.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant lead the list of 10 players who have been selected by fans, current NBA players, and a media panel. James and Durant will serve as team captains for the Team LeBron vs. Team Durant matchup and draft the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.