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As you know this years NBA All-Star game was played in the city that Michael Jordan built, Chicago, IL!

This weekend was filled with a lot of emotions both happy and sad, with the recent passing of the Goat, Kobe Bryant we knew a lot of tributes would be made this weekend but having the All-Star Game MVP Award being renamed the “Kobe Bryant ASG MVP Award” is CRAZY (the NBA doesn’t rename awards for just anybody)!!! Tonight both teams played in Kobe and Gianna’s basketball numbers (Team Giannis was #24 while Team LeBron was #2). Scroll down to see a recap of this action packed weekend including highlights from that ridiculously long Dunk Contest from Saturday night.

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Friday (2/14/2020) kicked off the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago as both the Rising Stars and Celebrity All-Star games were played Friday Night.

Rising Stars Game – USA vs World

 

 

 

 

Celebrity All-Star Game

 

 

 

 

Saturday we saw the sneaker world take over Chicago during the day but by night fall the Inside The NBA crew (Charles, Shaq, Ernie and Kenny) had the United Center rocking as players competed in the Skills Challenge, The Mountain Dew 3-Point Contest and the Dunk Contest.

The Skills Challenge featured St. Louis’ own Jayson Tatum

 

 

 

The Mountain Dew 3 Point Contest

 

 

 

The AT&T Slam Dunk Contest – Now you can see for yourself if Aaron Gordon was robbed of the hardware this year. In my opinion he wasn’t because he technically sat on Tacko’s shoulders and did the same dunk as Jones Jr right after he did it but… I’m not a judge. 

 

 

 

Aaron said he’s not doing the NBA Dunk Contest again!?

 

Here is Aaron’s dunks from 2016… Do the dunk contest again Aaron don’t let the league win.

 

And finally Sunday night the game we got the game we were all waiting for Team Giannis vs Team LeBron! This year the game had a different meaning this is the first a player will receive the the Kobe Bryant MVP Award, both teams were wearing jersey numbers that represented the Mamba (24) and the Mambacita (2) (Kobe and Gianna Bryant).  Let’s kick this part of the highlights off with the pre-game show.

Here’s the NBA All-Star Game Intro video featuring our forever President Barack Obama, Dominique Wilkins, Common, Keke Palmer, Dwayne Wade, Jason Williams, Chance The Rapper and Candace Parker.

 

Common opened up the pre-game performances/tributes.

 

Majic Johnson gave a powerful tribute and Jennifer Hudson brought the house down with her tribute!

 

 

Team Giannis

 

 

Team LeBron

 

 

Here’s Chance The Rappers Half-Time Performance for the 2020 All-Star Game.

 

Here are highlights from the 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kawhi Leonard on winning the first ever Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP Award!

 

 

 

Here’s a few bonus tributes done by Dr. Dre and the Inside The NBA Crew:

 

David Stern made the NBA what it is today. He held people accountable for their actions and changed so many lives while doing so. The forever NBA Commissioner David Stern will be missed.

 

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