Who Was MVP of the NBA All Star Game?

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Who Was MVP of the NBA All Star Game?

The Case for Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook had a triple double in the All Star Game and led his team to victory. He was also the leading vote getter for the All Star Game. With all of these accomplishments, some people are saying that Russell Westbrook should have been the MVP of the game. Let’s take a look at the case for Russell Westbrook as the MVP of the NBA All Star Game.

His All-Star Game stats

In the All-Star Game, Westbrook had 31 points, eight rebounds, and five assists while shooting 14-for-28 from the field and 2-for-8 from three. He also had four steals, one block, and just two turnovers in 34 minutes.

His season stats

Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game. He’s also shooting 42.5% from the field and 31.6% from three-point range.

The Case for James Harden

James Harden put up some impressive numbers in the All Star game and he was definitely in the conversation for MVP. He had 29 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. He also shot 50% from the field and 42% from three. Let’s take a look at some of the other candidates and see how they stack up.

His All-Star Game stats

In the All-Star Game, James Harden put up some ridiculous numbers. He had 36 points on 14-of-23 shooting, including 7-of-11 from three, to go along with nine assists, eight rebounds and two steals. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had a +24 plus/minus, which was the best of any player in the game.

His season stats

When it comes to the 2018-2019 NBA MVP race, there is really only one candidate that stands above the rest, and that is Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. In a season where other previous MVPs like Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have struggled to keep up their production, Harden has thrived, leading the Rockets to the best record in the NBA.

Harden is averaging an absurd 36.3 points per game, which is almost seven points higher than his career average. He is also chipping in 6.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game. His PER (player efficiency rating) of 30.4 is first in the NBA, and his win shares per 48 minutes (.293) are also first in the league. In other words, there is really no stat that Houston’s All-Star shooting guard isn’t leading the league in.

But what makes Harden’s season even more impressive is the fact that he has had to carry such a large load for the Rockets due to injuries to key players like Chris Paul and Clint Capela. Houston has still been able to maintain its status as the top team in the Western Conference despite those injuries, and that is largely due to Harden’s Herculean effort on a nightly basis.

In conclusion, there is no doubt that James Harden deserves to be named MVP of the NBA for the 2018-2019 season. His individual stats are unmatched by any other player in the league, and he has carried his team to new heights despite numerous injuries to key players.

The Case for Anthony Davis

Davis put up some impressive numbers in the All-Star game, leading all scorers with 34 points on 16-of-25 shooting, to go along with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 32 minutes. Davis was also +23 on the night, the best plus-minus among all players.

His All-Star Game stats

In his sixth All-Star Game, Davis had a game-high 34 points on 16-of-23 shooting, pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out three assists and had two steals and two blocks. He was plus-21 in 31 minutes as the West won 157-155.

His season stats

In just his 6th season in the NBA, Davis has been named an All-Star starter 4 times, won an All-Star MVP, and was named to the All-NBA First Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team. He is also a 2-time Olympic gold medalist. Oh, and he’s still only 25 years old.

This season, Davis is averaging 28.1 points (6th in the NBA), 11.1 rebounds (8th in the NBA), and 2.3 blocks (2nd in the NBA) per game. He is shooting 51.7% from the field and 34.9% from three-point range. His true shooting percentage of 63.0% is 5th best in the league among players who have played at least 30 games.

The Case for LeBron James

LeBron James has been in the news a lot lately, and not just because he’s one of the best basketball players in the world. He’s also been in the news for his charitable work and his political activism. In the wake of the All Star Game, many people are saying that LeBron James was the MVP.

His All-Star Game stats

In the 2018 All-Star Game, LeBron James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, leading his team to victory. For his career, James has appeared in 14 All-Star Games, averaging almost 29 points per game. He is also a three-time All-Star MVP, winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2018.

His season stats

LeBron James has been putting up some amazing numbers this season. His points per game average is at a career-high 28.7, he’s averaging 8.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists, and his player efficiency rating of 31.6 is the best in the NBA. He’s also shooting a career-best 56.5 percent from the field, and his three-point shooting percentage has jumped to a career-high 40.6 percent.

Who Should Have Been MVP?

The 2019 NBA All Star Game was one for the ages. With a score of 148-145, the game went down to the wire. In the end, Team LeBron came out on top, led by MVP Kawhi Leonard. While Leonard had a great game, some people believe that another player deserved the MVP award.

A case for Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook may not have won MVP of the All Star Game, but he was certainly the most deserving player. He finished the game with 41 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists, leading his team to a come-from-behind victory. His stat line was impressive, but it was his energy and determination that really set him apart.

While other players seemed content to play for fun, Westbrook was clearly out to win. He was diving for loose balls, hustling on defense, and constantly attacking the basket on offense. His intensity was infectious, and it inspired his teammates to raise their level of play.

In a game that is supposed to showcase the best players in the league, Russell Westbrook was head and shoulders above the rest. He may not have won MVP, but he deserved it.

A case for James Harden

In a game of All-Stars, it can be easy to discount the48 minutes that James Harden played. He was, after all, just one of many superstar talents taking the floor. But in a contest that lacked consistent competitive spirit and saw very little defense played, it was Harden that stood out — and not just because he led all scorers with 29 points.

Across the board, Harden was the most efficient player on either team. He shot 50% from the field and 100% from three-point range, Pace Adjusted). He had a True Shooting Percentage of 70.4%. He generated 1.39 points per possession used. And his Offensive Rating of 133 was 14 points higher than that of the second highest-rated player in the game (Kemba Walker).

Harden also led all players in assists, with 11, and had just two turnovers. It’s true that he didn’t have to do much defensively against a team of All-Stars, but his +12 plus/minus was tops among all players in the game.

In a game that lacked real meaning and saw very little defense played, it was James Harden that stepped up and performed at an MVP level.

A case for Anthony Davis

In today’s NBA, the All-Star Game is an offense-first showcase. The game has always been that way to some extent, but in recent years it has become more and more about entertainment value over competition. This is perfectly fine, as the game is still a blast to watch. However, when you have an All-Star Game that is all offense, somebody has to be there to clean up the mess on the other end. That somebody was Anthony Davis.

Davis was a one-man wrecking crew on defense, tallying a game-high four blocks to go along with two steals and three rebounds. He also chipped in 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. All in all, it was a complete performance from Davis, who looked every bit like an MVP.

On a night when defense was at a premium, Davis stood out as the best player on the floor. He anchored a Lakers’ unit that held the East to just 41 percent shooting from the field and 29 percent shooting from three. He did all of this while playing 29 minutes, which is impressive considering he played over 36 minutes per game during the regular season.

In a game that lacked star power, Davis was the shining light. He put up solid numbers across the board and did so while playing solid defense. For those reasons, he should have been named MVP of the 2020 All-Star Game.

A case for LeBron James

LeBron James put up some impressive numbers in the All-Star Game, tallying 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. He shot 60 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free throw line. He was plus-21 in a game where the teams were separated by just four points at the end. He was named one of the three All-Star Game MVPs, alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

But was LeBron really the best player in the game? It’s hard to argue that he wasn’t. But there are a few other players who could make a case for being MVP as well.

Kyrie Irving was phenomenal, scoring 31 points on 16-for-23 shooting, including 7-for-12 from three-point range. He also had 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Irving was plus-17 in the game, second best among all players.

Kevin Durant had a triple double, with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. He also shot 50 percent from the field and 100 percent from three-point range, going 6-for-12 from beyond the arc. Durant was plus-15 in the game.

Russell Westbrook finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. He shot 50 percent from the field and 100 percent from three-point range, going 4-for-8 from beyond the arc. Westbrook was plus-14 in the game.

So who deserves to be MVP? It’s close, but we think LeBron James is just slightly ahead of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. James’ all-around numbers are slightly better than those of Irving or Durant, and he was just a hair more efficient than either of them (60 percent versus 57 percent for Irving and 50 percent for Durant). Plus, James played slightly more minutes than either Irving or Durant (29 minutes versus 28 minutes for both). In a close race like this, we think those factors give James a slight edge over his fellow All-Stars.

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