The NBA is in the process of discussing the possibility of continuing their long-standing tradition of hosting an All-Star Game, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Discussions on a potential NBA All-Star game are ongoing, but players will be recognized as All-Stars this season even if there is not a game. https://t.co/6koWfBoi7O— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 27, 2021
All-Star voting begins tomorrow and ends on February 15, with the NBA announcing starters on February 18 and reserves on February 23. Even if the perennial midseason exhibition doesn’t get the green light, the league still plans on recognizing players with an All-Star designation.
At least one player had represented the San Antonio Spurs in 21 consecutive All-Star Games dating back to 1998, but their historic streak came to an end last season after they posted a mediocre 23-31 record by the break.
Fortunately for the Silver and Black faithful, San Antonio is off to a much better start this season. And DeMar DeRozan’s stellar offensive production could solidify his All-Star candidacy if the team can stay afloat in the playoff picture for another month.