Held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, the 72nd NBA All-Star Game was electric. Team Giannis, captained by Giannis Antetokounmpo, defeated team LeBron, captained by LeBron James, in a high-scoring shoot-out 184-175. Jayson Tatum went home with the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award after scoring 55 points, an NBA All-Star Game record!
This year’s NBA All-Star Game marked a new way of selecting players. The captains, LeBron and Giannis, participated in a live pregame draft. The two teams were outstanding throughout the game, and it was hardly a defensive standoff. On the contrary, the two teams displayed elite offenses entertaining the fans. The game was LeBron’s first loss as a captain and Giannis’ first win as a captain.
Additional Highlights Included:
- Mac McClung Won the Slam Dunk Contest
- Damian Lillard Won the 3 point Contest
- Team Jazz Won the Kia Skills Challenge
- Jason Tatum Won The All-Star MVP award
- Team Pau Won The Jordan Rising Stars Challenge
- Jose Alvarado Named MVP Of Jordan Rising Stars All Star Game