CHICAGO — In a press conference before NBA All-Star Saturday Night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league has renamed the All-Star MVP trophy after Kobe Bryant.
“No one embodied All-Star more than Kobe Bryant,” Silver said.
Bryant set the record with 18 consecutive All-Star selections and was named All-Star MVP four times.
All-Star Weekend plans to honor Kobe multiple times Saturday and Sunday night.
Bryant was killed along with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
Silver unveils the “Kobe Bryant MVP Award” for the #NBAAllStarGame saying, “no one embodied All-Star more than Kobe Bryant.”
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) February 16, 2020