The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is expected to take place in Atlanta on March 7. There’s been significant backlash from players stating they don’t think an All-Star Game should be played, so we’ll see what happens with less than a month to go until the break. The NBA recently released that it is considering having a Dunk Contest during the halftime show, per reports. So we’re in the second round of fan voting for the Eastern and Western Conferences. Let’s take a look at the tally so far, courtesy of Marc Stein of The New York Times.
Bradley Beal has taken the lead among guards in the East. He’s been dragging the Washington Wizards along this season with Russell Westbrook out the past few weeks. The reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to trail LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry in voting. Kawhi Leonard has picked up some steam the past week and is gaining on Nikola Jokic and LeBron in the frontcourt voting in the West.