With 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists in his final All-Star Game, Kobe Bryant will finally bid adieu to the sport. As he made his final appearance in Sunday night’s game, he made sure that the West dominated the East. And the records came tumbling down.
The weekend, which was set to feature the All-Star festivities ended up on the western side as the West registered a convincing 196-173 victory over the East at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, North Canada.
The All-Star MVP award went to Russell Westbrook as he broke “the record for points scored by a whopping 33 points.”
He was greeted with a standing ovation and was later treated with two montages and a “heartfelt” speech from Magic Johnson. He addressed the crowd and thanked them for all their support during a career which spanned over 20 years.
Here are some of the most memorable moments in the All-Star game.
Kobe Bryant received the most fitting farewell. Bryant answered questions in English, Italian, as well as Spanish during his post match ceremony. He even received gifts from Media members.
Although, he received a lot of gifts during his farewell tour, his most favourite gift ought to be Michael Jordan’s special gift.
The USA Today wrote that after Bryant attended Jordan Brand Party on Friday night, Jordan has reserved every pair of Jordan line shoes from I to XXX as a farewell gift for him.
No team had scored 90 points in the NBA All-Star game’s history. Before the break West took the lead 92-90 after scoring 52-points in the second quarter.
Kyle Lowry-Dwyane Wade-LeBron James trio led the attack for the East.
As per the SB Nation Reports, Gregg Popovich was thrilled with the defensive effort.
Bryant’s homage to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn’t go exactly as planned.