Kobe Bryant's five most memorable All-Star Games from his historic career


“The league, the fans, the players will all pay tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant,” Chance the Rapper says in TNT ad for 2020 All-Star Game.


Kobe Bryant’s legacy will be at the forefront of this year’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.

This All-Star weekend serves as the first major gathering of the NBA family since Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. LeBron James’ team will wear No. 2 to honor Bryant’s daughter and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team will wear Bryant’s No. 24 in Sunday’s game.

Bryant is also slated to be honored as a first-ballot Hall of Fame pick when finalists are announced. Along with his five NBA championships, Bryant appeared in 15 All-Star Games, and also was the youngest to win the Slam Dunk contest when he was crowned in 1997 at age 18.

USA TODAY Sports looks at Bryant’s top five All-Star Games, including the four when he was named MVP. 

1998, New York City

Bryant’s first NBA All-Star Game was memorable in that…

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