February 17, 2021; San Francisco, California, United States; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket against the Miami Heat during overtime at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

MANILA, Philippines – While there are no fans attending the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festivities should still be as exciting as before.

The festivities, being held in Atlanta, this year will all take place in a single day, with the All-Star Game being the centerpiece, while the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest will take place prior to the presentation.

The Slam Dunk contest, featuring Anfernee Simons of Portland, Cassius Stanley of Indiana and Obi Toppin of New York, will take place at halftime.

The dunk contest has always been the most anticipated side event throughout All-Star Weekend history, but this year’s 3-point contest promises to be fun with former Golden State champions Steph Curry. and Devin Booker of Phoenix’s banners on the ground.

This year’s championship is made up of the current All-Stars with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum of Boston, Zach LaVine of Chicago and Donovan Mitchell of Utah.

Curry, widely regarded as the greatest shooter of all time, won the 2015 edition while Booker led the event three years later.

Meanwhile, Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Phoenix’s Chris Paul lead participants in the Skills Challenge, which also includes Julius Randle of New York, Domantas Sabonis of Indiana, Nikola Vucevic of Orlando and Robert Covington of Portland.

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