LeBron James scored 27 points to earn his second All-Star MVP award. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Late Sprint Gives East 2008 All-Star Edge
The Eastern Conference upended the West late in the fourth quarter Sunday night for a 134-128 All-Star Game victory at New Orleans Arena in the heart of "The Big Easy." Pulling out the win in the back-and-forth contest was anything but easy, but according to LeBron James, who was named the 2008 All-Star MVP, the East was determined to salvage its pride after taking a drubbing from the West in 2007. James collected his second MVP trophy in three seasons after racking up 27 points on 12-for-22 shooting, nine assists and eight rebounds.
• Video: 2008 All-Star Highlights
• Photos: All-Star Game Gallery | MVP Gallery
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Inside the Minds of the 2008 All-Stars
With fan balloting complete, the All-Star starters were announced Jan. 24, and the reserves followed on Jan. 31. NBA. TV Originals went Inside the Minds of all 10 starters and West reserve guard Steve Nash.


LeBron James

Kevin Garnett

Allen Iverson

Kobe Bryant

Tim Duncan

Yao Ming

Dwyane Wade

Carmelo Anthony

Dwight Howard

Jason Kidd

Steve Nash

Jackpot: West Dominates All-Star 2007
The Western Conference set All-Star records with 69 field goals and 52 assists on its way to an emphatic 153-132 win over the East stars at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sunday. Kobe Bryant racked up 31 points, five rebounds, six assists and six steals to take home MVP honors. Amare Stoudemire added 29 points and nine boards and Carmelo Anthony had 20 and nine for the West. 2006 All-Star MVP LeBron James led the Eastern Conference with 28 points, six rebounds and six assists and Dwight Howard tallied 20 points and 12 boards.
• Video: All-Star 2007 Highlights
• Photos: All-Star Game Gallery
• Darren Misener: Kobe's MVP Tale
• John Schuhmann: Nothing Holding Amare Back
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James Emerges As Top Vote-Getter
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James led all players in votes received in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile that determines starters for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. James, who earned Most Valuable Player honors in last year’s midseason classic in Houston, received 2,516,049 votes, the second-highest total in history behind Yao Ming’s 2005 total of 2,558,278. This year, Yao finished second receiving 2,451,718 votes, the fourth-highest total ever.
• Rosters: East | West
• Three Suns named reserves | TNT analysts' reserve picks
• Replacements: Allen, Okur | Anthony, Howard | Johnson | All-Time

King-Sized Rally Gives East 2006 Win
Trailing by 21, the East rode the hot shooting of LeBron James to a 122-120 victory over the West in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston. The 21-year old James, who scored 29 points and grabbed six rebounds, became the youngest player to win MVP. With the score tied, Dwyane Wade, who finished with 20 points, hit the game-winning layup with 16 seconds left. Tracy McGrady led the West with a game-high 36 points.
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East Ends Three-Year Skid in 2005
A well-balanced attack led the East to a 125-115 win over the West in Denver in 2005. Allen Iverson garnered MVP honors by scoring 15 points and dishing out 10 assists. Dwyane Wade added 14 points and LeBron James tallied 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds in their debuts.
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