It is official, the NBA All-Star Game is returning to the state of basketball for the first time since 1985.
Indiana will be hosting the 2021 All-Star Game.
The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 13, 2017
Adam Silver will announce the decision in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
The No. 1 reason Indiana got the nod (at least I hope so) is the fact that they got the Hick from French Lick himself, Larry Bird, to drive five blocks down Fifth Avenue in New York in an Indy car to deliver the city’s application…
While NBA players and executives may not be too keen on the decision as Indianapolis isn’t the warmest area and is not necessarily “turn up” central, this is a great decision by the NBA to bring the game to Bankers Life Fieldhouse and basketball’s homeland in the heartland.
Indianapolis got rave reviews hosting the Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four, and the All-Star Game will likely not be any different.
The All-Star game is in Los Angeles in 2018, Charlotte in 2019 and Chicago in 2020.