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Salt Lake City – Like many children Jason Tatum grew up dreaming of setting records on the biggest stages in the NBA.

“I’m not that far from being a kid in St. Louis, basically with a ball and a dream, and dreaming about these moments of being here,” Tatum said. “And making that dream come true is hard to describe.”

He made that dream come true on Sunday night, scoring a career-high 55 points in the All-Star Game en route to earning the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award and taking Team Giannis to a 184-175 victory over Team LeBron.

Tatum grew up idolizing Kobe, which makes receiving his award even more special, Tatum said.

“My first All-Star Game was in Chicago in 2020 when they renamed MVP after [Kobe]Tatum said. “I remember I said to myself that day that I need to get one of these before I’m done.”

Tatum was on fire from the start, scoring 13 points in the first quarter. However, he made his mark on the game in the third when he hit 27 in a flurry of 3-pointers, he was 10 of 18 from three in that game. He said he didn’t know about the record or that he was close to it until his team told him.

“I remember running around the court,” one of my assistant coaches told me,” Tatum said. “Then Mrs. [Lillard] – I think I had about 49, and Dame said: “The record is 52, go and get it.” I thought, “OK, I’ll go after him.”

One of the highlights of the evening was that Tatum and his fellow Celtic Jaylen Brown began to isolate themselves and go straight at each other.

“It was like another day at the office for us, right?” Tatum said. “I have been on the same team for six years. We played countless one-on-one games, skirmishes with each other. We have always brought out the best in each other. So it was just a normal day for us, just millions of people watching one of the biggest stages.”

You can be sure that those 55 points and the MVP award will show up the next time Tatum and Brown meet in practice.

Salt Lake City – Jason Tatum set an NBA record with 55 points, earning him the All-Star MVP award. Damian Lillard arrange a shooting exhibition (just like he did the night before). I am Morant put on a dipping clinic.

These moments of excellence have given us many memories of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. As usual, the guys didn’t pack their protection for the trip to the Rocky Mountains, but gave the fans what they wanted – an exhibition after all. It turned out to be a good theatre.

Here are some highlights, as well as some notes on the 2023 NBA All-Star Game:

• Team captain Giannis Antetokounmpo hit the first bucket of the game on the dunk, then instantly fouled Luka Donicic, came off the bench and didn’t come back. He sprained his wrist in the last Bucks game before halftime, and he was bandaged in that game.

“A difficult decision, but it was my decision to take a break here and hopefully I can be available to my team. [when play restarts]Antetokounmpo said.

Antetokounbo heads to New York According to the report, a specialist should examine his wrist.

• Captain of the other team, LeBron Jamesmaybe he drenched the night with this alley from his back to himself.

• LeBron didn’t play in the second half due to what the Lakers called a hand bruise. LeBron said he suffered from it after the game when he tried to block and caught him on the ring. He was not expected to play a limited number of minutes even if he was healthy, so there is nothing surprising here.

• This is Antetokounmpo’s first win as team captain (1-2) and LeBron’s first loss as captain (5-1).

• If not for the historical night of Tatum, Donovan Mitchell would be MVP – and it would be appropriate in his return to Utah. He received some of the loudest cheers of the night.

• One of the highlights of the evening was the performance of MVP Tatum and fellow Celtic player. Jaylen Brown began to isolate themselves from each other in the third. They both landed their punches and Brown hit Tatum “too small”.

• The third quarter focused on 3s, with Tatum and Donovan Mitchell trading long threes (Tatum scored five points in the quarter on his way to 27 points in a frame). Mitchell hit almost from the logo.

Damian Lillard watched it all and said, “Hold my beer.”

• The always-clinging Lillard also ended the game with a 3.

• Nikola Jokic is a two-time MVP and looks to be in the lead for third place, however he was seventh out of eight starting players. Did it bother him?

“I wouldn’t call myself either. I’m not made for this game,” Jokic said with a laugh.

He also said he felt terrible about the draft when he started approaching LeBron before his name was even called, leaving Lauri Markkanen just sitting there. Jokic said he didn’t know the Jazz forward was there and thought he was the last choice.

• On Saturday, Ja Morant refused to compete in future dunk competitions, and on Sunday night showed why everyone wants him to.

• Before the second half, the NBA unveiled the second and third scorers in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone (the latter of whom the jazz crowd loved but now makes the NBA wince) in honor of new all-time leading scorer LeBron James.

DeMar DeRozanthe reaction to the announcer calling him “the master of the mids” was fantastic.

• Celtics’ Jaylen Brown wore a mask after suffering a facial fracture that caused him to miss games. He still scored 35 points, that didn’t seem to slow him down.

• “I played and had fun, and that’s the whole point of the All-Star Game,” said Joel Embiid, who has hinted over the past couple of weeks that he might miss the All-Star Game to give his body a break. He not only played, but also scored 32 goals.

Salt Lake City – Giannis Antetokounmpo caught LeBron James and everyone was surprised when he didn’t pick his Bucks teammate first, grabbing Damian Lillard as his first reserve before taking on his point guard Jrue Holiday.

However, the highlight of the NBA All-Star Team’s first live draft was when Antetokounmpo attempted to pick I am Morant as a reserve, besides being a starter. Host Ernie Johnson had to gently correct him, and LeBron just burst out laughing.

That’s how the teams shake out

Team LeBron:


• LeBron James
Joel Embiid

Kyrie Irving

• Luka Doncic
• Nikola Jokic




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