It’s another busy weekend in the sports world! With the NBA All Star Weekend taking place in Atlanta, we’ll see the Slam Dunk Contest, the Skills Competition, and the 3 Point Shootout. And how can we forget the All Star Game itself? We’ll also see a ton of great college basketball action. This weekend’s PGA Tour event is the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. UFC 259 will have three championship bouts. The NASCAR Series will be in Las Vegas for a weekend full of events. Let’s look at some of the top sporting events for the upcoming weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – Mar. 6 – Mar. 7
We’ll start in Atlanta for NBA All Star Weekend. On Saturday, we’ll see the NBA Skills Competition along with the 3 Point Contest. On Sunday, we’ll see the NBA All Star Game. Team Durant will take on Team LeBron in the annual exhibition game. We’ll see the game’s greatest players put on an offensive display. At halftime, we’ll see the Slam Dunk Contest. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this All Star Weekend will be quite unique, as we won’t see the huge crowds that we’re used to seeing at the All Star Weekend.
The college basketball world will see lots of great games this weekend. On Saturday, we’ll see 12 ranked teams in action, highlighted by (17) Oklahoma State at (6) West Virginia, and (4) Illinois at (7) West Virginia. On Sunday, (25) Wisconsin will travel to (5) Iowa, while (18) Texas Tech will visit (3) Baylor. We’ll also see many mid-major conference tournaments being played. With Selection Sunday a little more than a week away, we should see some intense action.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational by MasterCard will be this weekend’s stop on the PGA Tour. This tournament will be played at the Bay Hill Golf Course in Orlando, Florida. The tournament field is highlighted by Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, and Lee Westwood. Bay Hill is always a course that the players love to play on, so we should see some great golf action.
UFC 259 will take place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The UFC has put together a loaded card with three title fights. The main event will be a light heavyweight title bout between Jan Blachowica and Israel Adesanya. Amanda Nunes will also defend her women’s featherweight title against Megan Anderson. The third title bout of the night will see Peter Yan defend his bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling.
The NASCAR world will invade Las Vegas, as we’ll see a weekend full of NASCAR action. On Friday, we’ll see the Camping World NASCAR Truck Series race. Kyle Busch will make a rare appearance in the truck race. On Saturday, we’ll see the Alsco Uniforms 300 being run in the Xfinity Series. And on Sunday, we’ll see the event of the weekend, as the NASCAR Cup Series will run the Pennzoil 400.
This should be a fun weekend in the sports world! We’ll have a ton of great basketball action, along with some other great sporting events!