Team LeBron wins All-Star Game in tribute to Kobe Bryant

A format change in honor of Kobe Bryant brought twists and turns on Sunday in Chicago. Team LeBron edged Team Giannis by two to reach the target score of 157.



February 17, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna before the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago.

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back.

And in the end, Anthony Davis was a hometown hero by making a free throw.

Kobe Bryant — ever the competitor — would have simply loved the way this night went.

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