NBA Announces No New COVID-19 Cases After All-Star Weekend

Atlanta, USA - Jan 18th 2021: View of the State Farm Arena in the city of Atlanta, Georgia

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Despite some concerns, the NBA says that the league has found no new cases of COVID-19 following NBA All-Star Weekend at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

There were previously concerns expressed by players across the league about the All-Star Game turning into a super-spreader event.

However, according to TMZ Sports, the festivities went off without any issues and all COVID-19 tests administered to players, coaches, and officials have come back negative.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said that the league tested everyone participating in the event three times each.

There was a bit of a scare prior to tip-off when Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were ruled out for the game due to contract tracing after their barber tested positive for the coronavirus.

When the game was all said and down, Team LeBron defeated Team Durant, 170-150.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo took home the MVP award after an impressive 35 point, 7 rebound, and 3 assist performance on 16-of-16 shooting.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simmons, meanwhile, edged out New York Knicks rookie Obi Toppin in the Slam Dunk Contest, while Stephen Curry beat Mike Conley Jr. and Jayson Tatum to win the Three-Point Contest. In the Skills Challenge, Indiana Pacers star Domantas Sabonis edged out Orlando Magic star Nikola Vucevic.

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