The Eastern Conference All-Stars couldn’t get Michael Jordan a W for his birthday. For the third year in a row the Western Conference defeated the East 143 to 138 for another year of bragging rights.
L.A. Clippers point guard Chris Paul was named All-Star MVP notching 20 points, 15 assists and 4 steals. He is the first L.A. Clipper to be named All-Star MVP. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks lead the East squad with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.
One of the most talked about moves of the night was Chris Paul faking out Chris Bosh with this pretty move:
In a game where defense is usually an afterthought Kobe Bryant smothered LeBron James in the fourth quarter, swatting one of his shots. James finished with 19 Points. Given the way the Lakers are playing it’s more than likely the last time Kobe will see LeBron face-to-face in a game this year.
It was also a going away party for NBA commissioner David Stern, who is retiring at the end of this season.
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