James wins 3rd All-Star Game MVP

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron celebrates as Stephen Curry #30 of Team Stephen looks on after the end of the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to capture his third career NBA All-Star Game MVP as Team LeBron stormed from behind to beat Team Stephen, 148-145.James, who was also MVP in 2006 and 2008, made 12 of 17 field goal attempts in 31 minutes of playing time at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Cousins was unable to play due to an Achilles tendon injury and was replaced by Paul George.With 14 all-star starts, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar James is now just one behind Kobe Bryant for the most starts overall.The four-time league MVP also becomes the fifth player to appear in 14 all-star games, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (18), Bryant (15), Tim Duncan (15) and Kevin Garnett (14).“Championships is what I play for,” James said Sunday. “If you are able to have accolades along the journey then that is cool and this is one of them.“That’s what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road I have the Cavs there to be in the finals representing the East.” READ: Team LeBron tops Team Stephen in All-Star Game thriller“I need to continue to show myself because every time I step on the floor I have to lead my guys or prove to myself that I am still able to play at a high level. I feel great,” said James, who is the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer with 343 points in 14 appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames’s three MVPs ties him with Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson and Shaquille O’Neal. Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit each won the award four times.James acted as the player-captain this year under a new selection format designed to eliminate the all-star game blowouts of the past few years. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Marinerong Pilipino crushes AMA for 3rd straight win NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It paid off mightily as Sunday’s contest was highlighted by high-flying slam dunks, clutch defensive stops down the stretch and even a video review that went against James but their offensive juggernaut from claiming victory.“It definitely worked out,” James said. “It worked out for not only the players, but the league and the fans, everybody.”Under the new format, the top vote getters in each conference (James and Stephen Curry) were named captains and they got to pick their teams from the list of available players. The first four picks had to come from the list of starters.James revealed on Sunday who his top four draft picks were.“I took Kevin (Durant) first, then I took Anthony Davis and I followed with Kyrie (Irving) and DeMarcus (Cousins),” he said.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img

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