Sources: NBA, union talk possible All-Star Game

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility of still holding an All-Star Game in early March — possibly in Atlanta, sources tell ESPN.

The traditional All-Star Weekend — originally set for Indianapolis in February — was canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but sources tell ESPN there are ongoing talks with the league and union about Atlanta as a site for a single game on March 7.

NBPA president Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns has been a proponent of the idea, which would allow for a game to financially benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities and COVID-19 relief. Turner Sports, which has the television rights to the game, is headquartered in Atlanta.

There have been discussions on using the Atlanta Hawks‘ home State Farm Arena, or an Atlanta-based HBCU campus gymnasium, sources said.

The NBA has a midseason break set for March 5-10.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst contributed to this report.

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