All-Star Games Kobe Bryant Participated In
Kobe Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. The late Los Angeles Lakers legend was no stranger to the annual All-Star game, having represented the Western Conference a total of 18 times.
Kobe’s First All-Star Appearance
Bryant debuted during the 1998 All-Star Game in Madison Square Garden. He was the youngest participant ever to be selected to the All-Star game at just 19 years old, selected alongside fellow legend Tim Duncan as well as stars like Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Reggie Miller.
Kobe’s All-Star Breakout Performance
Kobe earned an MVP award in 2002 after a memorable performance at the All-Star Game in Philadelphia. He scored 31 points, then a career-high, including a memorable four-point play just before the end of regulation. He also collected 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.
Record Setting Performance
In 2011, Bryant started the All-Star Game for the first time in his career and made NBA history by setting the all-time scoring record for the All-Star game of 27 points. He also added 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals from the starting guard position.
Final All-Star Appearance
Kobe’s final All-Star game was in 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. This was to be his 18th and final All-Star game selection. He scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the Western Conference.
Kobe’s All-Star Legacy
Kobe left an indelible mark in the history of the All-Star game. He ranks 18th in points scored and seventh in assists in NBA All-Star game history.
Kobe’s Career All-Star Stats
**Kobe’s Totals from his 18 All-Star Games:**
- Points: 280
- Rebounds: 67
- Assists: 91
- Steals: 25
- Blocks: 6
Kobe Bryant played in 18 All-Star games and was the recipient of 4 MVP awards. He holds numerous All-Star records, including fourth-most total assists and sixth-most total rebounds. His legacy lives on in the All-Star game and throughout the basketball world.