The NBA All-Star weekend culminated with a wild, high scoring All-Star game itself. The final score was 148-143 with the Western conference beating the Eastern conference. The game was exciting from start to finish. The Los Angele Lakers fans got an even more special treat as their own hometown hero Kobe Bryant was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
The fans also had another “special” moment during the game. They all got to loudly boo when all four of the All-Stars from the Boston Celtics, the Lakers hated rivals, entered the game all at the same time. While Bryant won the MVP award in his hometown, he wasn’t alone on the court. The West got contributions from Kevin Durant with 34 points, Pau Gasol with 17 points and Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul with 12 and 10 points respectively.
Meanwhile on the Eastern conference side LaBron James recorded only the second triple double in All-Star game history, the first being Michael Jordan’s in the 1997 game. James had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The Eastern conference also got contributions from Amare Stoudemire with 29 points, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with 14 points apiece and from Derrick Rose and Ray Allen with 11 points each.
So all in all the NBA All-Star weekend and game was highly successful and entertaining even if you were a huge NBA fan or the once in a while casual observer. The players while really wanting to win, seem to have a good time, even when they don’t win.