NBA All-Star Draft 2021: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Rosters and Mock Draft

Theo SalaunCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2021

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) smiles while talking with guard Kyrie Irving (11) before the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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This year's NBA All-Star weekend, a celebration of the 2021 season, will start with a fitting ode to modern basketball history. LeBron James and Kevin Durant, whose careers are each notoriously marked by picking their preferred teammates, will get to publicly craft their teams for the All-Star Game.

When LeBron opted to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami during The Decision in 2010, it was dramatic. When KD chose to team with Golden State in 2016, that was similarly...controversial, to say the least. Ever-entertaining, sparks continued to fly when the former moved to Los Angeles and the latter to Brooklyn.

With much less scandal, both LeBron and Durant will get to choose new teams today, as they choose the starters and bench players for the 2021 All-Star Game. This is 'Bron's fourth time as general manager, while it's Durant's first. 

We've got all the information you need for the 2021 ASG action. Although the top vote-getter typically picks first, we'll be operating under the assumption that Durant gets first pick since he won't be playing in the game because of injury.


2021 NBA All-Star Draft

When: Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. ET

TV and Live Stream: TNT and TBS.com

Captains: LeBron James and Kevin Durant


Draft Pools


Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets



James Harden, Brooklyn Nets

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns


Mock Draft


1. Team Durant: Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

2. Team LeBron: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

3. Team Durant: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

4. Team LeBron: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers 

5. Team Durant: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

6. Team LeBron: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

7. Team Durant: Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

8. Team LeBron: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

9. Team Durant: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards



1. Team Durant: James Harden, Brooklyn Nets

2. Team LeBron: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

3. Team Durant: Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

4. Team LeBron: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

5. Team Durant: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

6. Team LeBron: Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

7. Team Durant: Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

8. Team LeBron: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

9. Team Durant: Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

10. Team LeBron: Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

11. Team Durant: Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

12. Team LeBron: Julius Randle, New York Knicks

13. Team Durant: Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

14. Team LeBron: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls


No one knows what to expect from a first-time GM in Durant. What we do know is entirely dependent on Durant's preferences as a free agent in 2016 and 2019.

In 2016, KD wanted to join Curry's selfless, ball-moving system in Golden State. In 2019, he wanted to buddy up with another talented gunner, Irving, in Brooklyn. As such, it would be no surprise if he bookended Bron's No. 2 pick by selecting his two favorite point guards listed among the starters.

LeBron, meanwhile, gets to go big and dangerous by selecting his former opposing captain and rival MVP candidate: Antetokounmpo. Then, as KD balances out his guard-centric lineup with a big in Embiid and a large wing in Tatum, LeBron can choose two of his picks from 2020: Leonard and Doncic. 

With both rosters enjoying positional balance as the first round wraps up, Durant's choice to start the second is an easy one: the true point guard on his team, Harden. After LeBron is blessed with another preferred pick from 2020, Lillard, the two can bring in wing firepower in true ASG fashion with George and Booker.

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5

It’s a fun experience watching vucevic play basketball. Just so talented.

To round out the draft, preferences and team balance will likely come into play. LeBron can be expected to prioritize a longtime friend in Paul, while KD can finally get a chance to prove his 2019 Twitter opinion was no fluke—by making sure that Vucevic isn't the last player drafted.