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Kawhi Leonard wins Kobe Bryant NBA All-Star Game MVP award [UPDATED]

Kawhi dropped 30 points to lead all scorers and took home MVP for Team LeBron in the All-Star Game.

Team LeBron forward Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers chases the ball with Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors during the third quarter of the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Final update: Leonard was +2000 to win the first-ever Kobe Bryant MVP Award and finished with a game-high 30 points. He also notched seven rebounds, four assists, and made eight shots from long range.

Third quarter update: Leonard’s gas cooled off but has still posted a game-high 28 points. Antetokounmpo is right behind him with 25 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Rudy Gobert (+10000) came out of nowhere and has a double-double heading into the fourth quarter. The stifle tower caught a lob for a slam to knot the game up at 41-41 and has notched 21 points and 11 rebounds. It’d take a very special fourth quarter performance for any player to stop one of these three from winning MVP at this point.

Halftime update: Leonard (+2000) stayed hot and tallied 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting at the break and has made seven shots from beyond the arc. He also has four rebounds and one assist and looks like the frontrunner right now. Antetokounmpo (+400) is right on his heels though after getting off to a slow start. He dunked everything he touched in the second quarter and totaled 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting with five rebounds and one assist.

The 2020 NBA All-Star game has a ton of talent, as usual, and plenty of players have a shot at winning MVP honors. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (+400) and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James (+450) are the favorites to bring home the hardware on DraftKings Sportsbook, but anything can happen on this big stage. Most of the players on the court can get hot and light it up, and we’ll be tracking the race to MVP here:

Kawhi Leonard (+2000) was perfect to start the game and made his first four shot attempts. He lead all scorers at the end of the first quarter with 12 points, three rebounds and one assists. He’s trailed by Chicago native Anthony Davis (+650), who has nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and two rebounds. James Harden (+1400) only has three points on 1-of-3 shooting, but has dished out a game high six assists. The Beard has found several teammates on lobs that led to emphatic dunks.

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