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NBA All-Star 2021 experts' predictions: Our insiders pick every event during All-Star Sunday

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NBA All-Star Sunday is nearly here, and the schedule is jam-packed. Due to COVID-19, an entire weekend of festivities has been condensed into one star-studded night.

It all starts with the skills and 3-point contests at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by tipoff of the 70th NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. ET. At halftime, the dunk contest takes center stage before the coronation of the winner of Team LeBron vs. Team Durant.

Will LeBron James continue his undefeated run as All-Star captain? Will Stephen Curry capture his second 3-point contest title? Which young high flyer will soar to the dunk contest crown?

Our panel of NBA experts is picking the entire slate of action.

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Skills, 3-point, dunk contests

Jerry Bembry

Nick DePaula

Nick Friedell

Kirk Goldsberry

Israel Gutierrez

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Anfernee Simons

Tim Legler

Andrew Lopez

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Zach LaVine

  • Dunks: Obi Toppin

Tim MacMahon

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Obi Toppin

Dave McMenamin

Kevin Pelton

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Zach LaVine

  • Dunks: Anfernee Simons

Jorge Sedano

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Cassius Stanley

Ramona Shelburne

  • Skills: Domantas Sabonis

  • 3s: Zach LaVine

  • Dunks: Cassius Stanley

André Snellings

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Cassius Stanley

Marc Spears

  • Skills: Robert Covington

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Cassius Stanley

Eric Woodyard

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Zach LaVine

  • Dunks: Anfernee Simons

Royce Young

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Obi Toppin

Ohm Youngmisuk

  • Skills: Chris Paul

  • 3s: Stephen Curry

  • Dunks: Cassius Stanley


Results:

  • Skills contest: Paul (11), Covington (2), Sabonis (2), Doncic (1), Randle (1).

  • 3-point contest: Curry (12), LaVine (5).

  • Dunk contest: Simons (6), Stanley (6), Toppin (5).

NBA All-Star Game picks: Winner and MVP

Jerry Bembry

Nick DePaula

Nick Friedell

  • Team Durant

  • MVP: Kyrie Irving

Kirk Goldsberry

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: LeBron James

Israel Gutierrez

Tim Legler

Andrew Lopez

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Stephen Curry

Tim MacMahon

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: LeBron James

Dave McMenamin

Kevin Pelton

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jorge Sedano

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Luka Doncic

Ramona Shelburne

André Snellings

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Damian Lillard

Marc Spears

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Eric Woodyard

Royce Young

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: James Harden

Ohm Youngmisuk

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Luka Doncic


Results:

  • Winner: Team LeBron (11), Team Durant (6).

  • All-Star Game MVP: Antetokounmpo (3), Doncic (2), Harden (2), Irving (2), James (2), Lillard (2), Curry (1), George (1), Leonard (1), Mitchell (1).