NBA All star-game is one of the NBA's featured events. The best 24 players from the NBA league are selected for this event. Two teams lead by two stars of the league play against each other in a weakened of February or March. Generally, the event goes for three days. But this year it was a one-day event due to all the covid-restrictions going on. The NBA awards were announced and Kawhi Leonard won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award this year.
It was Team LeBron and Team Durant who took part in the All-Star 2021 game.
Team LeBron will play for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Team Durant will play for UNCF (United Negro College Fund), with both organizations providing scholarship funding to further the higher education of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Source NBA)
The MVP or most valuable player of the NBA is a prestigious award where legends like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan featured over the years.
Kobe, playing for the Los Angeles Lakers won the award in 2011. His field goal percentage was .451, Points per game was 25.3 and assists per game was 4.7
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Kevin Durant was named as the All-star game MVP in 2012. He was in Oklahoma City Thunder team that year. His field goal percentage was .496, Points per game was 28.0 and assists per game was 3.5 that year.
Chris Paul won this award for the first time in his career in 2013. Also, it was the only time he got the award. Perhaps, it was his field goal percentage of .481, points per game of 16.9 and assists per game of 9.7 that made it possible.
Kyrie Irving in 2013 had.430 field goal percentage and 20.8 points per game in 2014. Moreover, he was awarded the Rookie of the Year award in 2012 as well for his brilliant performance in his debut season.
Russell Westbrook got the award in 2015 for his record-breaking 28.1 points per game. This is the record for the highest PPG in the last decade. He also had 8.6 assists per game as well in 2015.
In 2016 Russell Westbrook became the first-ever player in NBA history to win the All-Star MVP award in consecutive years. His performance that year was- .454 PG%, 23.5 PPG, and 10.4 APG (most in this decade)
Anthony Davis had an record 11.8 rebounds per game (most in decade) and 28.0 points per game playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.
LeBron had an outstanding year in 2018 playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had an outstanding .542 field goal percentage that season, which is still the best in this decade.
After 7 long years, Kevin Durant got the award in 2019. Moreover, he was in the All-NBA 2nd Team that year also. The forward from Golden State Warriors had a great year in 2019.
Kawhi Leonard was in the Team Durant in the All-Star Match this season. His performance speaks volumes as a forward in the NBA league. He had 27.1 points per game and .470 field per game in the 2020-21 season.