The NBA hasn’t announced official plans for the upcoming season’s All-Star Break, but whatever happens it won’t be in Indianapolis.
The only thing known so far is when the All-Star Break will be in 2021. With the 72-game season scheduled to start Dec. 22, the break moved from late February to March 5-10.
“Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned for this February,” the league said in a statement.
The NBA All-Star festivities in 2021 now need a location. However, the following three All-Star breaks will be in Cleveland (2022), Salt Lake City (2023) and Indianapolis (2024).
“While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting the game and surrounding events in 2024,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “I want to thank Herb Simon, Steve Simon, Rick Fuson and the entire Pacers organization as well as the NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee and the community of Indianapolis for working with us to reschedule our All-Star activities.”