Kevin Durant Named All-Star MVP as Team LeBron Defeat Team Giannis

A second title for the Golden State Warrior.

By
Sports
8,008 Hypes 5 Comments

Filled with both fashion and basketball delights, the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend saw its climatic end tonight down in Charlotte, North Carolina as Kevin Durant was named the game’s All-Star MVP.

Marking his second time taking home the big title, Durant was rightfully named MVP as the Golden State Warrior helped to lead LeBron James and his West coast teammates to victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and their East coast competitors by scoring a team-high 31 points with six rebounds and two assists. Durant’s points played an integral part in the win, seeing as Team LeBron were down 20 points, helping defeat Team Gianni with a score of 178-164. Team LeBron also set a new All-Star record for most 3s in a game with 35.

On the other-hand, Durant’s GSW teammate Stephen Curry scored 17 points for Team Giannis with nine rebounds and seven assists. LeBron James managed to knock in 19 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 38 points, to go with 11 rebounds and five assists.

After accepting his title, Durant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols:

“We just didn’t want to lose. We know we had a lot of talent over there that can do multiple things. We just wanted to turn it up a bit on the defensive side. I think the group closed the third quarter really changed the game for us. It is fun being around such greatness. Seeing how these guys operate on the day to day. I’ll miss my time here.

It’s all sweet to me. I mean, it’s hard to rank. Everything’s special. But it’s cool to be out there with some of the best players to ever play the game, and to win an MVP here in front of my family and friends is pretty sweet. I just keep trying to rack them up, I guess.”

Durant was last named MVP All-Star back in 2012.

For more on the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, check out both Meek Mill’s opener and J. Cole’s halftime show.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

922 Users Online

What to Read Next

The Classic Nike Grandstand II Tennis Shoe Now Comes in White/Royal
Footwear

The Classic Nike Grandstand II Tennis Shoe Now Comes in White/Royal

Less is more.

Live-Action Adaptation of 'Your Name' Will Feature an American Setting
Entertainment

Live-Action Adaptation of 'Your Name' Will Feature an American Setting

Enlisting Marc Webb as the Director.

The Weeknd Shares Special 'Memento Mori' Episode Featuring Bella Hadid
Music

The Weeknd Shares Special 'Memento Mori' Episode Featuring Bella Hadid

Along with a sexy black-and-white teaser featuring the model.


Take a Full Look at the Oakley by Samuel Ross "Season 2" Collection
Fashion

Take a Full Look at the Oakley by Samuel Ross "Season 2" Collection

Coming together once again.

J. Cole Does Charlotte Proud During NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show
Gaming

J. Cole Does Charlotte Proud During NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

Even shouts out 21 Savage.

Children of the Discordance's FW19 Collection Takes on Upcycling Once Again
Fashion

Children of the Discordance's FW19 Collection Takes on Upcycling Once Again

Featuring another collaboration with RECOUTURE.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.