Last year in Dallas, Dwyane Wade stole the show at the All-Star game coming close to a triple-double with 28 points 11 assists and 6 rebounds. Depending on the lineups Doc Rivers decides to go with, Dwyane could possibly end up winning his second consecutive All-Star Game MVP award. He is averaging 17.7 points and 4.3 assists per appearance.
Lebron James has won MVP honors twice during the regular season (2006, 2008) and also leads all active players in All-Star game scoring at 23.7 points per game. James has won the fan poll at NBA.com as the favorite to win the All-Star MVP award with 30%, edging out Kobe Bryant 28% and Kevin Durant at 18%.
Chris Bosh returns to the All-Star game as a reserve after starting last year in Dallas. Bosh has averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds in 4 All-Star appearances. He downplayed his team’s rivalry with the Celtics saying, “You don’t want to be on edge all the time, you want to have time to relax, you don’t want to feel like you’re in competition with somebody every time you see them, especially when it’s supposed to be a break.”
I expect the East to take this game. There is just too much talent on the East roster for the West to handle. I’m sure Blake Griffin will provide us with some highlight material, but I feel Lebron is going to score at least 30 and take home his third All-Star MVP trophy. Who do you guys have winning tonight? And for MVP?
I’ll leave you with some highlights of Dwyane’s great performance from last year. Enjoy.