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NBA star Kawhi Leonard lifts first MVP award named after Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Game (Photos)

LA Clippers guard, Kawhi Leonard was the standout performer on Sunday night as he helped Team LeBron to victory during the NBA All-Star Game.

The 28-year-old scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis, and won the first MVP award named after Kobe Bryant.

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After the game, Leonard was presented with the MVP trophy three weeks after the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed when their helicopter crashed near Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26th.

'It's very special,' Leonard said. 'Like I said, I had a relationship with him. Words can't explain how happy I am for it. Able to put that trophy in my room, in my trophy room, and just be able to see Kobe's name on there, it just means a lot to me. He's a big inspiration in my life. He did a lot for me.'


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