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NBA Names All-Star Game MVP Award ‘The Kobe Bryant MVP Award’

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The NBA has honored Kobe Bryant by changing the name of the all-star game MVP award.

From the all-star game Sunday and going forward, the MVP award is now known as the Kobe Bryant MVP Award. (RELATED: NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash)

The move comes after the five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, his daughter and several other people were killed in a helicopter crash.

This is a very nice gesture from the NBA. Kobe was one of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball, and he became a global icon.

I know a lot of people thought the logo should be changed. I never believed that was going to happen, but we all knew something big would be done.

 

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Changing the all-star game MVP award to honor Kobe is a simple gesture and it’s still incredibly large at the same time.

He 100% deserves the honor, and now his name will be tied to the game going forward.

Props to the NBA for pulling this move. It’s a great one for the fallen basketball legend.