NBA All-Star Game 2016: Top Contenders, Predictions for Game’s MVP Award

February 10th, 2016 by Thomas Duffy Leave a reply »

It’s tough to predict which star will shine the brightest on a given night.

The past three NBA All-Star MVP awards have been hoisted by little guys—point guards Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook. Will that trend continue in 2016?

We'll see.

Kobe Bryant has racked up four All-Star MVPs in his career, which is tied with Bob Pettit for the most ever. LeBron James has a pair, too. Both Kobe and LBJ will start for the West and East, respectively, which has become commonplace in the past decade.

From 2006-2009, the Mamba and the King traded trophies:

With the exception of Irving—who was injured for most of this year but still nearly started thanks to the fan vote—four of the past five All-Star MVPs will be playing on Feb. 14.

Will one of them add to their trophy case, or will a new star emerge?







It's unlikely that Bryant adds another chapter to his storied career and captures an un ...

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