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