Kawhi Leonard Leads Team LeBron Past Team Giannis In NBA All-Star Game 2020

After much trepidation, the NBA’s new All-Star game format turned out to be a huge success. The fourth quarter was one unlike we’ve ever seen, as the most talented basketball players in the world traded blows back and forth, competing at such a high level, some on twitter even compared it to the likes of a team fighting for an NBA Championship. The changes the NBA implemented to the All-Star Game format came into play. The winner of every quarter raised $100,000 for the charity of its choice — $100,000 for Team Giannis and $400,000 for Team LeBron, which was awarded an extra $100,000 for winning the game — and the score reset at the end of every quarter. At the start of the fourth quarter, the scores were all added up, and, in a tribute to Kobe Bryant, the first team to score 24 points on top of the leading score won the game. That figure ended up being 157 points. Kawhi Leonard opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers for Team LeBron’s first two scores and never looked back, tying the All-Star Game record for 3s in a half (seven in the first half) en route to winning the inaugural Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP trophy. 

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