There may not be a 2021 edition of the NBA Rising Stars Game, but the league has confirmed the players who would've been selected to play in it.
As usual, the selections were broke down between players born in the United States and the rest of the world.
Second year players Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, as well as rookie LaMelo Ball headlined the NBA Rising Stars selections for 2020-21 season.
#NBAAllStar @Zionwilliamson of the @PelicansNBA and 2019-20 #KiaROY @JaMorant of the @memgrizz lead the list of 20 players selected by NBA assistant coaches for the 2021 NBA Rising Stars rosters!https://t.co/jDjVYSzHle pic.twitter.com/alUV6kktMF— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2021
Six countries are represented on the World Team roster, including five players from Canada, such as Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Knicks forward RJ Barrett, Thunder guard Luguentz Dort, Warriors guard Mychal Mulder, and Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke.
In voting for the Rising Stars rosters, assistant coaches selected four frontcourt players, four guards and two additional players at any position for each team. Voters selected a minimum of three first-year NBA players and three second-year NBA players for each team.
The biggest snub of the game was perhaps Knicks' Immanuel Quickley, who leads all rookies with five 25+ point games this season.