Los Angeles Lakers icon LeBron James’ excellent 5-0 report as an NBA All-Star Game captain has come to an finish after his staff was defeated 184-175 by Staff Giannis in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, on Sunday night time.
Upon receiving the successful trophy, All-Star captain and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo jokingly stated “Winner, winner hen dinner.”
The 72nd All-Star Recreation concluded a weekend-long showcase of the league’s most gifted gamers, held in Utah for the primary time in 30 years.
Each groups performed to lift almost $1 million for his or her chosen charities – Huge Brothers Huge Sisters of Utah for Staff LeBron and Elevate the Future for Staff Giannis.
Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum completed the sport with a game-high 55 factors, setting a brand new All-Star Recreation report. Tatum was named the MVP of the sport.
“It means the world,” Tatum stated when requested in regards to the significance of beating the report.
“You consider all of the legends and nice gamers to play on this recreation and in all honesty, data are supposed to be damaged,” Tatum stated on the TNT broadcast after the sport. “So, I’ll maintain it for so long as I can however I’m sure somebody will come alongside in a few years and attempt to break it.”
Throughout halftime, the league honored James, who broke the NBA scoring report earlier this month. He was joined by Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone, who maintain the second and third spots on the NBA all-time scoring record, respectively.
James was dominated out of the sport after struggling a hand damage, after apparently hitting his hand on the rim within the first half, in line with the TNT broadcast. He completed the night time with 13 factors and 4 assists.
“I’ll be tremendous. I don’t assume it’s an excessive amount of to fret about, however for precautionary causes I needed to take the remainder of the night time off,” James stated following the sport.
The weekend’s contests started Friday with an All-Star Superstar recreation that includes rappers 21 Savage and Cordae, actor Simu Liu, tennis star Frances Tiafoe, NFL participant DK Metcalf and singers Nicky Jam, Janelle Monáe and Ozuna.
The movie star gamers have been coached by Ryan Smith, Utah Jazz governor and honorary captain, and three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade.
Additionally on Friday, 4 groups competed within the Rising Stars showdowns, that includes the very best rookie and sophomore skills within the league.
Saturday’s lineup included a Abilities Problem, Three-point Contest and Dunk Contest.
Mac McClung was topped NBA Slam Dunk champion, scoring an ideal 50 for 3 of his 4 dunks, and capping every week wherein he signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.