LeBron James reveals last play of All-Star Game was for Kawhi Leonard
However, when James saw Kyle Lowry guarding Anthony Davis in the post, he immediately threw the ball to his Lakers teammate:
Watch LeBron James and Anthony Davis banter about the last play at the All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/0LmHEWTfxj
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) February 20, 2020
Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis on Sunday in Chicago at the United Center. Team LeBron won 157-155 on a Davis free throw that took Team LeBron’s score up to the designated target of 157.
The NBA came up with 157 by adding 24, one of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers with the Lakers, to the leading team’s score after three quarters.
The target score made Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago thrilling, with players on both teams taking the game a lot more seriously by complaining to the referees for fouls after made or missed baskets and also playing defense for a change in the world’s best pickup game.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul, who serves as the president of the NBPA, coached a team in The Basketball Tournament last year and grew fond of the “Elam Ending.” Paul suggested it as one potential tweak for this year’s NBA All-Star Game in meetings with the NBA earlier this season.
The NBA adopted the new format, and the two Lakers teammates in LeBron and AD connected to earn the win.
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