This year’s NBA All-Star Game actually looked like a real, hard-fought basketball game that people wanted to win. There was defense played, fouls committed, and maybe even a flop or two here and there. In the end, the fourth and final quarter, which was played to a certain number of points (24) ended up going the way of Team LeBron. The fact that there were no TV timeouts helped as well, putting pressure on the players to get the job done without ridiculously long breaks.
His team got the win over Team Giannis by a score of 157-155, yes we know that is confusing given what we just said, following a made free throw by Anthony Davis to ice the game. Despite that, it was Kawhi Leonard that won the game’s MVP. He scored 30 points overall in the game and made eight of 14 from three-point land. In doing so, he won the new Kobe Bryant Award. It’s been Kawhi’s league for the past year, so this should come as no shock whatsoever. Team Giannis, of course, were led by 25 from their captain in the defeat. This kind of game was just what fans have always wanted to see, and it’s a credit to the league that they made it happen.