The MVP award for the NBA All-Star Game has been officially renamed to The Kobe Bryant MVP Award.
The announcement was made on Saturday by NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver.
According Mr Silver, Kobe is very synonymous with NBA All-Star and he embodies the spirit of the global celebration of the game.
The Kobe Bryant MVP Award will be presented on Sunday at the end of the 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago. The teams will be captained by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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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
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