The 2018 edition of the NBA All-Star Game was one of the best we’ve seen in years.
LeBron James took home the MVP Award and the win as “Team LeBron” defeated “Team Stephen” 148-145 in the first ever playground pick-em style game on Sunday (February 18).
Team LeBron wins the All-Star Game! pic.twitter.com/0m3Fv3wZeb— ESPN (@espn) February 19, 2018
James had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. He also had a clutch layup late in the game to help secure the three-point victory.
Some of the best moments of the game included...
It didn't count but.... WHAT A BLOCK 👀 pic.twitter.com/QP6JjOSia5— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 19, 2018
LeBron James lays in the contested layup to give Team LeBron the lead pic.twitter.com/kGjogvJdmr— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) February 19, 2018
Social media reacted, of course.
There were jokes...
Team LeBron playing more defense than the Cavs did from Christmas to Valentine's Day— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) February 19, 2018
Goran Dragic scored 2pts and was a -12 tonight.— Jordan Lawson (@darealjlaw) February 19, 2018
I'm thrilled we got to see him amongst the best. Truly deserved. #NBAAllStar
And there were celebs...
Overall, the game was definitely worth the watch.
Other highlights included the play of Damian Lillard and DeMar Derozan, who each scored 21 points apiece for Team Stephen.
The game ended with Team Stephen unable to get a good look at a three-point basket, down three, with only seconds to go in the final possession.
LeBron made a layup to give his team a 146-145 lead prior to a steal and a Russell Westbrook game-winning lay in to complete the scoring.
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