NBA Renames All-Star Game MVP Award as "Kobe Bryant MVP Award"

Honoring the Mamba’s All-Star achievements.

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In a Saturday NBA All-Star Weekend press conference, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the All-Star MVP Award would be renamed to honor the late Kobe Bryant. Renamed to the Kobe “Bryant MVP Award,” Silver went on to list some of Bryant’s feats in the history of the All-Star celebration — taking home 4 MVP awards, a Slam Dunk Award, to making 18 consecutive All-Star appearances. He also holds the title for youngest (19 years old) All-Star.

Silver went on to remember the Laker with, “He always relished the opportunity to compete with the best of the best and perform at the highest level for millions of fans around the world.” On top of the renaming of the MVP Award, the late NBA commissioner David Stern‘s photo will be printed next to Kobe’s on the back of all media credentials for 2020.

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