Tuesday, May 24 2022

The result: a Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award that is rich with symbolism and honors Bryant’s NBA legacy, including his All-Star bona fides. The eight-sided base acknowledges Bryant’s No. 8, and the 18 stars around the base represent his 18 All-Star selections. Another 24 stars pays tribute to his No. 24, and another 10 stars are a nod to the No. 10 he wore for USA Basketball.
Source: Jeff Zillgitt @ USA Today Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
The NBA displays the newly designed Kobe Bryant Trophy, which will be given to the MVP of the All-Star Game starting this year in Cleveland: pic.twitter.com/M36WaiYRtz10:21 AM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
The NBA unveiled the newly designed Kobe Bryant Trophy, which will be awarded to the NBA All-Star Game MVP. pic.twitter.com/YuzOnRaa2j10:21 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
👀👀👀👀 #NBAAllStar
Keep Resting In Power Kobe Bean Bryant. pic.twitter.com/SbpnLyVUmV10:13 AM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
nba: hey we need u to make a kobe trophy
trophy designer: sounds simple enough. thinking a ball with his name or mayb —
nba: pic.twitter.com/1uNWOPR5MV10:12 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The NBA revealed a new look for the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP trophy 🐍💜💛 pic.twitter.com/SwSCBBFRE210:11 AM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The NBA today unveiled its lineup of newly designed NBA All-Star trophies in celebration of the league’s 75th Anniversary Season. The lineup of hardware is headlined by The Kobe Bryant Trophy, which will be awarded to the NBA All-Star Game MVP. pic.twitter.com/dFs24Lxhg210:06 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The NBA has unveiled the reimagined Kobe Bryant trophy that’ll be given to this year’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player: pic.twitter.com/4NZrVa2B6L10:05 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The NBA’s new Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP trophy – a four-level design honoring the late icon’s Nos. 8 and 24, 18 All-Star appearances, four ASG MVPs, USA Basketball No. 10, NBA MVP award, five titles and two-inch final star for his two Finals MVPs. pic.twitter.com/TsRJOHjLps10:04 AM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
NBA’s redesigned Kobe Bryant MVP All-Star Award trophy is filled with Bryant symbolism, right down to his numbers, MVP, Finals MVPs and All-Star MVPs:
https://t.co/dMrQs3sOim pic.twitter.com/LfXolQMTkP9:49 AM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Flashback to 2008 when Kyrie Irving transferred to St. Patrick from Montclair Kimberley Academy
“Our team described him as having a Kobe Bryant-like skill set.”
zagsblog.com/2008/05/12/kyr…8:53 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Heat’s Tyler Herro to learn if he follows in All-Star sixth-man footsteps of McHale, Majerle, Kobe. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:29 PM

Roland Lazenby @lazenby
Kobe v Shaq: a Timeline (Photos) thewrap.com/kobe-v-shaq-a-…11:12 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Tyler Herro to learn if he follows in All-Star sixth-man footsteps of McHale, Majerle, Kobe. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…11:01 AM

More on this storyline

Nick DePaula: The NBA’s new Kobe Bryant Trophy for the All-Star Game MVP features an 8-sided base with 24 stars, and 4 levels of 2, 7, 9 & 11 inches in height — a nod to the 2002, 2007, 2009 & 2011 years in which Kobe won his record-tying 4 All-Star MVPs. pic.twitter.com/tHQIPa7Fu6 -via Twitter @NickDePaula / February 3, 2022

David Aldridge: The NBA displays the newly designed Kobe Bryant Trophy, which will be given to the MVP of the All-Star Game starting this year in Cleveland: -via Twitter / February 3, 2022

On the third level of the trophy, five stars account for the unity of an NBA team and Bryant’s five NBA titles. The fourth level has one star that honors Bryant’s 2007-08 MVP season, and the final inches of the trophy honors Bryant’s two NBA Finals MVP awards. The four levels of the trophy also pay tribute to Bryant’s four All-Star MVPs. -via USA Today Sports / February 3, 2022

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