December 13, 2017

Indianapolis Picked For 2021 NBA All-Star Game

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, is joined by Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, right, and Larry Bird, after he announced in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 that Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game . - AP Photo/Michael Conroy

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, is joined by Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, right, and Larry Bird, after he announced in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 that Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game .

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined Pacers owner Mel Simon, Gov. Eric Holcomb and Mayor Joe Hogsett for the official announcement in Indianapolis Wednesday.

The All-Star game will be played Feb. 21, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center will also host events, including the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA All-Star and Rising Stars practices.

The last time Indianapolis hosted the game was 1985 at the Hoosier Dome. More than 43,000 fans -- the largest attendance for an NBA game at the time -- turned out to watch Ralph Sampson and Magic Johnson lead the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference with Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and a rookie named Michael Jordon.

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