For the fourth consecutive year, LeBron James’ team has come out on top during the All-Star Game, with the Dream Team-level squad selected by James during the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft defeating Kevin Durant’s handpicked roster by 20 points 170-150.
Giannis Antetokounmnpo got his All=Star game MVP honors and won the Kobe Bryant Trophy. Antetokounmpo, a two-time NBA MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year, had a perfect outing during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. The Greek Freak shot a record 16-16 from the field including 3-3 from 3-point range and dominating the interior on his way to 35 points and the first perfect shooting night in the All-Star Game’s 70-year history.
Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard also had big nights for Team Lebron as Curry broke the most made 3’s in an All-Star game. Lillard closed out the game for Team Lebron with hitting back to back threes. Chris Paul also set a record for having the most assists ever in the All-Star game with 16.
Lebron only played about 12 minutes scoring four points and four assists.
Team Durant never stood a chance when KD and Joel Embiid were not playing. Embiid and Ben Simmons were both in contact with a positive Covid test and had to isolate themselves.
As part of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game’s charity efforts, Team LeBron earned a grand total $1.25 million for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund while Team Durant earned $500,000 for the United Negro College Fund.
Overall, it was a great night for the players and HBCU’s.