2021 NBA All-Star Game: LeBron James and Kevin Durant Finalize Rosters; Participants for Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Dunk Contest
NBA All-Star Game rosters are set as captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant made their selections on TNT on Thursday night, which means All-Star Weekend, or should I say All-Star Sunday given how this year’s festivities are playing out, is set as a whole as we already knew the participants of the 3-Point Contest, the Skills Challenge, and the Dunk Contest. But since we’re in a generous mood, we’ll go ahead and list those for you here anyway.
Unlike previous years in which we were given three nights of fun with the Rising Stars Challenge and the celebrity game on Friday night (neither will be played this year), the 3-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, and Dunk Contest on Saturday night, and the NBA All-Star Game itself on Sunday night, 2021 will be a bit different as all of the festivities will be part of a one-night event in Atlanta.
Coverage will begin on TNT this Sunday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern with TNT NBA Tip-Off and will be followed by the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest, which are slated to begin at 6:30. The NBA All-Star Game is set for an 8:00 start and the Dunk Contest will take place at halftime.
Easy enough, right?
So let’s take a look at the NBA All-Star Game rosters and all of the participants for the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.
Who did LeBron James and Kevin Durant pick for their NBA All-Star teams?
While Kevin Durant won’t be playing in the NBA All-Star Game this year due to a strained left hamstring, he’ll still serve as captain as one of the teams and joined LeBron James on TNT on Thursday night to set the rosters for this Sunday’s matchup. And here’s how that draft went.
Team LeBron James
- LeBron James (starter)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (starter)
- Stephen Curry (starter)
- Nikola Jokic (starter)
- Luka Doncic (starter)
- Damian Lillard
- Ben Simmons
- Chris Paul
- Jaylen Brown
- Paul George
- Domantas Sabonis
- Rudy Gobert
Team Kevin Durant
- Kyrie Irving (starter)
- Joel Embiid (starter)
- Kawhi Leonard (starter)
- Bradley Beal (starter)
- Jayson Tatum (starter)
- James Harden
- Devin Booker
- Zion Williamson
- Zach LaVine
- Julius Randle
- Nikola Vucevic
- Donovan Mitchell
Skills Challenge participants
Here’s a look at participants for the Skills Challenge.
- Robert Covington (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
- Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
- Julius Randle (New York Knicks)
- Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers)
- Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic)
3-Point Contest participants
Here’s a look at the participants for the 3-Point Contest.
- Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
- Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
- Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
- Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
- Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Dunk Contest participants
Here’s a look at the participants for the Dunk Contest.
- Anfernee Simmons (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Cassius Stanley (Indiana Pacers)
- Obi Toppin (New York Knicks)
Participant lists and TV schedule courtesy of NBA.com