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NBA significantly changes All-Star Game format, Kobe Bryant to be honored

Kobe Bryant during the 2011 NBA All-Star Game (Credit: Getty Images)

The National Basketball Association has announced sweeping changes to the format of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, which is taking place on February 16 at the United Center in Chicago.

According to the league, the tweaks are designed "to increase the level of competition throughout the game, provide additional excitement at the finish and make the outcome of every quarter count for charity."

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