NBA’s “All-Star Game MVP Award” has change its name to “The Kobe Bryant MVP Award”
The NBA All-Star MVP award has been officially and permanently changed to The Kobe Bryant MVP Award in honour of the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant.
This was made known by Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner, yesterday been Saturday, 15th February, 2020. This is what he said;
“Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” Silver said. “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.”
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced today that the Kia NBA All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won a record-tying four All-Star Game MVP awards. pic.twitter.com/fJ9RWEwVe9— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020
The Kobe Bryant MVP Award will be conferred on 16th February, 2020 at the closing stage of the 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago. The both basketball teams will be captained/represented by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Team Giannis will all wear the jersey No. 24 and Team LeBron will wear the jersey No. 2, the jersey numbers worn and embraced by late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his beautiful daughter, Gianna Bryant respectively.
Kobe Bryant has played for a record 18-time in All-Star and has won a joint-record four All-Star Game MVP Awards, the NBA disclosed. He won the All-Star Game MVP Awards in 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Kobe Bryant was also the youngest ever player to participate in an All-Star Game at just the age of 19 back in 1998.