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AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 returns to Las Vegas July 14
--From a press release
2021-06-16

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NEW YORK, June 14, 2021 - AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021, to be played Wednesday, July 14 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will showcase the WNBA's biggest and brightest stars under one roof when the WNBA's top talent squares off against one another in a clash between the All-Stars voted-in from the USA Basketball Women's National Team versus the remaining WNBA All-Stars voted-in as part of a combination of fan, player, media, and coach voting. AT&T WNBA All Star 2021 is another important element of the celebration of the 25th WNBA season, which will continue to recognize the incredible player achievements to date while also celebrating the send-off of WNBA players to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Fans worldwide will have the opportunity to select their favorite WNBA players to participate.

The 17th WNBA All-Star Game will be broadcast live by ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

As part of the league's 25th season celebrations, the WNBA will also honor the gold-medal winning 1996 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team with a special presentation during the game highlighting the impact the team had on women's sports and the role it played in launching the WNBA.

Voting for the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 will tip off on Tuesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. ET and conclude on Sunday, June 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to directly impact the on-court competition by voting for up to ten (four backcourt players and six front court players) of the WNBA's top stars at WNBA.com/vote and the WNBA App. All current WNBA players will be eligible for selection. Two "2-for-1 Days" will allow fans to have their votes count twice on Sunday, June 20 and Sunday, June 27 through WNBA.com/vote and the WNBA App voting platforms. All "2-for-1 Days" will be designated from midnight ET — 11:59 p.m. ET.

The selection of the All-Stars will be conducted through a combination of voting by fans (50 percent of the vote), current WNBA players (25 percent) and a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters (25 percent). The AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 rosters will be announced on Wednesday, June 30.

The top 36 vote-getters (which will comprise at least 9 backcourt 15 frontcourt players) from that voting process who are not members of the USA Basketball 5x5 roster, will then be provided to WNBA Head Coaches who will determine from that list, the 12 players who will play for the Team WNBA All-Stars versus the USA Basketball Women's National Team. Coaches will not be able to vote for their own players.

How fans can vote:

WNBA.com voting page at wnba.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on WNBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to four guards and six frontcourt players from across the entire WNBA.

WNBA App: Access the ballot through both the "Latest" and "More" tabs on the WNBA App, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day by selecting up to four guards and six frontcourt players from across the entire WNBA.

Starters for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 will be determined by the respective head coaches of the USA Basketball Women's National Team and Team WNBA.

As previously announced, the USA Basketball Women's National Team will hold training camp in Las Vegas in July. If a player for the USA Basketball Women's National Team is unable to participate in AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021, USA Basketball will appoint a replacement. Should a member of Team WNBA be unable to play for any reason, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will name a replacement.

Ticket information for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 will be forthcoming.

AT&T is the Marquee Partner of the WNBA and an inaugural member of WNBA Changemakers.

About the WNBA

Currently in its 25th season in 2021, the WNBA is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women. Featuring 12 teams, the W is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and social responsibility. Through its world-class athletes, the in-game fan experience, TV and digital broadcasts, digital and social content and community outreach programs, the league celebrates and elevates the game of basketball and the culture around it.

In 2020, the WNBA and the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) signed a groundbreaking eight-year CBA that charts a new course for women's basketball — and women's sports overall — with a focus on increased player compensation, improvements to the player experience, expanded career development opportunities and resources specifically tailored to the female professional athlete. Key elements of the agreement are supported through the league's new platform, WNBA Changemakers, with AT&T, the WNBA's Marquee Partner and inaugural Changemaker, as well as fellow inaugural Changemakers Deloitte and Nike, and the recent addition of Google. During the 2020 season, the WNBA and WNBPA launched the WNBA Justice Movement forming the Social Justice Council with the mission of being a driving force of necessary change and continuing conversations about race and voting rights, among other important societal issues.

About USA Basketball

Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five, 3x3 and esports international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world-ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.

Connect with USA Basketball at USAB.com and on Facebook (USABasketball and USABYouth), Twitter (@usabasketball, @USABYouth, @USAB3x3, @usabgaming), Instagram (@USABasketball, @USAB3x3, @USABYouth, @USABgaming) and YouTube (usabasketball).

About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, please visit us at att.com .


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