Report: Indiana to host 2021 All-Star Game

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is making his first appearance in the All-Star Game.

The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, according to a report from ESPN.

Indiana last hosted the All-Star Game in 1985, when the West defeated the East 140-129 and Houston Rockets big man Ralph Sampson was named MVP.

The Pacers play home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

All-Star Weekend will be hosted by Los Angeles this season, followed by Charlotte in 2019 and Chicago in 2020.

The Cleveland Cavaliers remain hopeful of hosting the game, according to team CEO Len Komoroski.

“We continue to work closely with the league regarding Cleveland’s bid to host an All-Star Game and remain excited and encouraged that Cleveland will be awarded one of the upcoming games,” Komoroski told Crain’s Cleveland.

Cleveland last hosted the All-Star Game in 1997.