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Video: Kobe Bryant, your NBA All-Star MVP

Feb 21, 2011, 10:53 AM EST

2011 NBA All-Star Game Getty Images

Kobe Bryant came out like a man on a mission — the guy who wins the All-Star MVP is usually the guy who wants it most. Playing on his home court (well, not actually the court, I have no idea what that two-toned monstrosity was) in front of the home fans Kobe put on a show.

That included more dunks than he has had in a game in ages. He even outran a LeBron chase-down block.

It was a vintage Kobe performance, with everything that goes along with that.

  1. 305phinphan - Feb 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Of coarse he won MVP of the game. Every time he touched the ball he took the shot! That is a main reason why the Lakers suck this year, Kobe is a selfish player and it showed last night. 3 peat? LMAO not going to happen until Kobe remembers to pass the ball.

    Lebron James should have won it. Only the 2nd time (behind Jordan) that any player has had a triple double in the All Star game. To me that is more impressive than someone who put up 39 points (mainly due to the fact that he was trying to be a one man team).

    • secdominance - Feb 21, 2011 at 8:24 PM

      Lebron should have gotten at least co-MVP. He was playing so hard and for a long time no one was helping him out. I mean Dwight Howard and pretty much every Celtic was useless.

      When was the last time Kobe played that hard? Last year’s Finals? If he would have played that hard they wouldn’t have lost 3 straight games going into the break

    • loungefly74 - Feb 21, 2011 at 10:18 PM

      “That is a main reason why the Lakers suck this year, Kobe is a selfish player and it showed last night. 3 peat? LMAO not going to happen until Kobe remembers to pass the ball.”

      are you kidding me? dude…that is stupid. your comment even states the Lakers are Back to Back Champions. so…lets just go with this…you’re saying if the Lakers don’t win it this year, kobe and the Lakers suck? Huh…bet you said the same thing the past couple years.

      This is an All Star game. Its always about highlights and showboating. of course kobe was going to take a lot of shots…he was hosting the damn thing in his building!

      • 305phinphan - Feb 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM

        What does the game being in LA have anything to do with why he was taking all of the shots? Just because it is in his hometown he should get first dibs on MVP of the game? and WHO sounds STUPID? Lakers are back to back champions but now with the Heat rebuilding, the Bulls, and the Knicks there is no way Lakers win this year.

        THEY CAN’T EVEN BEAT THE CAVS!!!!!!!!!! LMAO HOW PATHETIC IS THAT?

    • loungefly74 - Feb 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

      You obviously don’t understand the meaning “home-court”. If the game was in Chicago, believe me, d. rose would take plenty of shots…if it was in oklahoma, k. durant would take tons of shots., etc…kobe had a built-in advantage for MVP. did Lebron deserve it as well? sure…but it was more about Kobe especially in front of the home crowd.

      I do like the other guy’s (secdominance) comment that a shared MVP would have been good.

      Tell me, what have the Heat done so far? NOTHING!!!!! and if you say they have an impressive REGULAR season record, you don’t know jack about the NBA. the REAL season does not begin till April/May…my fish friend. and just mentioning the Knicks is just ridiculous. okay, sure the bulls are decent but the knicks? the knicks are still a couple tiers away from being an elite team. getting Melo does not make them instant title contenders.

      As far as loses go in February…yeah, they lost to the cavs…sure. but i don’t think they cared because it was FEBRUARY! jezuz!

      Funny how Kobe/Lakers haters want to quickly dismiss recent history. IF the Lakers win this year…the haters will THAN say, “oohhh..okay, yeah, 3 years in a row…so what. they will lose next year!, blah, blah, blah!”

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