NBA All-Star Game 2021: As part of NBA All-Star 2021, the NBA today announced additional details regarding the NBA family’s collective support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. NBA will donate more than $3m to its beneficiaries.
As previously announced, the NBA family, including partners AT&T, MTN DEW®, State Farm®, and Taco Bell®, will collectively provide more than $3 million in initial support to the HBCU community through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), UNCF (United Negro College Fund), National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO), and Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity.
— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2021
Through contributions and awareness, the NBA family will further the urgent and longstanding work and traditions of these organizations and institutions to create greater educational, financial, and health equity.
During the past year, public health data has made clear that the cumulative effect of historic racial and economic inequities in our country has worsened the impact of the pandemic on communities of color and predominately Black institutions.
HBCUs – which produce 20 percent of the country’s Black college graduates but only account for three percent of all colleges in the United States – were particularly impacted by COVID-19, experiencing drastic declines in funding and enrollment.
NBA TV coverage: NBA All-Star Game
NBA games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT.
NBA Live stream: NBA All-Star Game Live Stream
Every game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN digital platforms.