NBA All-Star Game 2002


Kobe Bryant dominated the All-Star Game in his hometown of Philadelphia.
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His Hometown
Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant came back on Sunday and ruled the town. Bryant dropped in a game-high 31 points in just three quarters, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists as the Western Conference cruised to a 135-120 win over the East in the All-Star Game. The Lakers guard was named the game's MVP.
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MJ and AI: The Entertainers
There were plenty of laughs to go around when Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson shared the podium for Saturday media availability. We have video highlights: 56k | 300k.

Third-Year Thrillers
Baron Davis, who replaced Vince Carter on the East roster, is the fourth member of the Class of '99 to gain All-Star status. Steve Francis was voted in by the fans, Wally Szczerbiak was selected by the coaches and Elton Brand replaced the injured Shaquille O'Neal.
All-Star Game roster

All-Star Starters Announced
Vince Carter and Shaquille O'Neal were the top vote-getters, as the starting lineups for the Eastern and Western Conferences for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game were announced Jan. 25.
Nelson, Scott to coach in All-Star Game
Reserves: Pierce, Nash, Nowitzki named to All-Star Game

World Wonders
From Germany, from Canada, from Spain and from Congo; this year more international players are a part of All-Star Weekend than ever before.

Rarified Air
Michael Jordan can't jump over defenders anymore, so he's relying on his instincts, smarts, experience and a body that is more rugged than it is turbo-charged. As Inside Stuff Magazine tells us, the results are still impressive.

Speed Thrills
It's a good thing the Eastern Conference was fast in the 2001 All-Star Game. The team had only 12 minutes to erase a 19-point deficit, but pulled off a 111-110 victory over the West. Philadelphia's Allen Iverson earned MVP honors for his 25 points, and New Jersey's Stephon Marbury hit the game-winning three-pointer.
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All-Star Game History
Review game summaries, box scores and MVPs from all previous All-Star Games, dating back to 1951 in Boston.
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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: ALL-STAR GAME THEATER
Allen Iverson accepts the 2001 All-Star Game MVP trophy.
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2002 All-Star Game highlights.
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