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All-Star Game MVP Award to be named after Kobe Bryant

The 2020 All-Star Game MVP award will be named after Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the news on Saturday:

During his Hall of Fame career, Bryant won four All-Star Game MVP awards. The Lakers legend is going to be honored a lot this weekend in Chicago, as he should be.

One of the greatest players in NBA history, Bryant finished his Lakers career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He won five championships with the Purple and Gold and is easily the best player in franchise history.

The helicopter crash which killed Bryant, his daughter and their other friends was a tragedy which won’t be easy to get over. LeBron James has already said this year’s Lakers squad is going to do everything in their power to win the title for Kobe.

The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. Now, the late NBA legend is set to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class of 2020.

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