CHICAGO — The NBA continued to honor Kobe Bryant, naming All-Star MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveiled the trophy at his annual All-Star press conference on Saturday.
Bryant shares the record for most All-Star MVPs with four.
“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.”
Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others, on Jan. 26, made his All-Star debut in 19 years old and was an 18-time All-Star, second most in NBA history behind another Lakers great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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