Kobe – MVP in the All Star Game
This year All Star Game was a special one . In Las Vegas , Nevada , Kobe Bryant picked up his second Most Valuable Player trophy from the NBA All-Star game much closer to his West Coast home — and the Los Angeles Lakers’ guard got nothing but love in a city that adores its showmen. Kobe picked up his second Most Valuable Player trophy from the NBA All-Star game much closer to his West Coast home.
Bryant scored 17 points in the first half, doing his best to score over Dwyane Wade whenever possible – including a dynamite 3-pointer in the Miami star’s face late in the half. He went 8-for-14, also throwing down at least one rim-shaking dunk.
Bryant appeared to concentrate on playmaking in the second half, particularly when San Antonio’s Tony Parker was out of the lineup. Bryant finished with six steals and five rebounds in addition to his assists, which included a sweet pass for an alley-oop dunk by Shawn Marion.
With the crowd chanting “M-V-P” in the final minute, Bryant roared through the lane and threw down a vicious under-the-rim dunk over Chris Bosh‘s head. The shot might have cemented his win over Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, who scored 29 points in his first All-Star appearance since recovering from microfracture knee surgery.
Bryant is headed to the USA Basketball team next summer, his Nike contract reportedly is being renewed, he won a big video game contract over James, his new No. 24 jersey is No. 1 in sales in the NBA … i think it s pretty good …