NBA unveils redesigned Kobe Bryant Trophy
The NBA unveiled a redesigned Kobe Bryant Trophy — awarded to the All-Star Sport’s Most Worthwhile Participant — on Thursday afternoon.
The league revealed the trophy two weeks forward of the NBA All-Star Sport, which can happen Feb. 20 in Cleveland.
The trophy, which was renamed after Bryant within the wake of his demise two years in the past, has a base with 4 ranges on high of it and was created by artist Victor Solomon.
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It has been given a number of components to include accomplishments from all through Bryant’s legendary 20-year NBA profession, together with:
• An eight-sided base, representing the No. 8 jersey Bryant wore for the primary half of his profession. The bottom is 2 inches tall, referencing his 2002 All-Star Sport MVP, and has 18 stars to signify his 18 All-Star alternatives.
• The primary degree brings the peak as much as 7 inches tall, referencing his 2007 All-Star Sport MVP, and has 24 stars to signify each the variety of All-Stars and No. 24, which he wore over the second half of his profession.
• The second degree makes it 9 inches tall, referencing his 2009 All-Star Sport MVP, and has 10 stars representing each the ten starters within the sport and Bryant’s No. 10 Group USA jersey.
• The third degree will get it to 11 inches tall, referencing his 2011 All-Star Sport MVP, and has 5 stars representing his 5 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.
• A 2-inch fourth degree, representing his two NBA Finals MVP awards, has a single star for Bryant being named the NBA MVP in 2008.
The NBA and Solomon additionally launched their reworked variations of the remainder of the trophies handed out over All-Star Weekend, together with: the superstar sport MVP; the Rising Stars Problem MVP; the clutch problem, a brand new taking pictures competitors; and trophies for profitable the abilities problem, dunk contest and 3-point contest.
All-Star Weekend will happen Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland. The starters for this 12 months’s sport have been introduced final week, and the reserves from each conferences might be introduced Thursday night time on TNT.