Los Angeles Clippers small forward Kawhi Leonard won the MVP award in the latest NBA All-Star game.

The bout was in tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant after his untimely passing.

Team LeBron took the spoils in a back and forth game with the final score ending 157-155.

NBA Regular Season MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team went into halftime 92-83 after a strong second quarter showing.

James and his all-stars pulled off an 11-point turnaround in the final quarter to pick up the victory by two points.

The 28-year-old managed to rack up 30 points, including eight 3-pointers. Leonard was just three rebounds off achieving a double-double.

Four men were able to hit a double-double during the game; Joel Embiid, Trae Young, Rudy Gobert and the Greek Freak, Antetokounmpo.

An emotional Leonard commented on the achievement after the game saying:

“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.”

Derrick Jones Jr. won the dunk contest against Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon.

Gordon could feel hard down by after spectacularly dunking over the 7ft 5in Tacko Fall.

As for the three point contest, the Bahamian man Buddy Hield overcame Devin Booker.

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