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The NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player (MVP) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given to the player(s) voted best of the annual All-Star Game. The award was established in 1953 when NBA officials decided to designate an MVP for each year's game. The award at the time was named NBA All Star Game MVP. The league also re-honored players from the previous two All-Star Games. Ed Macauley and Paul Arizin were selected as the 1951 and 1952 MVP winners respectively. The winner is voted upon by a panel of media members, who cast their vote after the conclusion of the game. The player(s) with the most votes or ties for the most votes wins the award. In February 2020, Commissioner Adam Silver renamed the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in memory of four-time winner Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash a few weeks earlier on January 26.

As of 2020, the most recent recipient is Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard. Bryant and Bob Pettit are the only two players to win the All-Star Game MVP four times. Oscar RobertsonMichael JordanShaquille O'Neal, and LeBron James have each won the award three times, while Bob CousyJulius ErvingIsiah ThomasMagic JohnsonKarl MaloneAllen IversonRussell Westbrook, and Kevin Durant have all won the award twice. James' first All-Star MVP in 2006 made him the youngest to have ever won the award at the age of 21 years, 1 month. Kyrie Irving, winner of the 2014 All-Star Game MVP, is the second-youngest at 21 years, 10 months. They are notable as being the two youngest to win the award, and were both played for and were teammates for the Cleveland Cavaliers. No All-Star Game MVP was named in 1999 since the game was canceled due to the league's lockout. Four of the games had joint winners—Elgin Baylor and Pettit in 1959John Stockton and Malone in 1993, O'Neal and Tim Duncan in 2000, and O'Neal and Bryant in 2009. O'Neal became the first player in All-Star history to share two MVP awards as well as the first player to win the award with multiple teams. The Los Angeles Lakers have had eleven winners while the Boston Celtics have had eight. Duncan of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Irving of Australia are the only winners not born in the United States. Both Duncan and Irving are American citizens, but are considered "international" players by the NBA because they were not born in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C. No player trained entirely outside the U.S. has won the award; Irving lived in the U.S. since age two, and Duncan played U.S. college basketball at Wake Forest.

Bob Pettit (1958, 1959) and Russell Westbrook (2015, 2016) are the only players to win consecutive awards. Pettit (1956), Bob Cousy (1957), Wilt Chamberlain (1960), Bill Russell (1963), Oscar Robertson (1964), Willis Reed (1970), Dave Cowens (1973), Michael Jordan (1988, 1996, 1998), Magic Johnson (1990), Shaquille O'Neal (2000), and Allen Iverson (2001) all won the All-Star Game MVP and the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season; Jordan is the only player to do this multiple times. Fourteen players have won the award playing for the team that hosted the All-Star Game: Macauley (1951), Cousy (1957), Pettit (1958, 1962), Chamberlain (1960), Adrian Smith (1966), Rick Barry (1967), Jerry West (1972), Tom Chambers (1987), Michael Jordan (1988), Karl Malone (1993), John Stockton (1993), O'Neal (2004, 2009), Bryant (2011) and Davis (2017); Pettit and O'Neal did this multiple times. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the distinction of playing in the most All-Star Games (18) without winning the All-Star Game MVP, while Adrian Smith won the MVP in his only All-Star Game.

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MVP award
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1951 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics
1952 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia Warriors
1953 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* Center U.S. Flag Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (2)
1955 Sharman, BillBill Sharman* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (3)
1956 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks
1957 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (4)
1958 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (2)
1959 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward U.S. Flag Minneapolis Lakers (2)
Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (3)
1960 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Center U.S. Flag Philadelphia Warriors (2)
1961 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals
1962 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (4)
1963 Russell, BillBill Russell* Center U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (5)
1964 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (2)
1965 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Forward/Center U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (3)
1966 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (4)
1967 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward U.S. Flag San Francisco Warriors (3)
1968 Greer, HalHal Greer* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (3) Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (5)
1970 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward U.S. Flag New York Knicks
1971 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* Guard U.S. Flag Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West, JerryJerry West* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (3)
1973 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (6)
1974 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* Center U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons
1975 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier* Guard U.S. Flag New York Knicks (2)
1976 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard U.S. Flag Washington Bullets
1977 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (2)
1978 Smith, RandyRandy Smith Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Buffalo Braves
1979 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Denver Nuggets
1980 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag San Antonio Spurs
1981 Archibald, NateNate Archibald* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (7)
1982 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (8)
1983 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (3)
1984 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* Guard U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons (2)
1985 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Houston Rockets
1986 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons (3)
1987 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Forward/Center U.S. Flag Seattle SuperSonics (2)
1988 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls
1989 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Forward U.S. Flag Utah Jazz
1990 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (4)
1991 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Forward U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (4)
1992 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (5)
1993 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Guard U.S. Flag Utah Jazz (2)
Malone, KarlKarl Malone* (2) Forward U.S. Flag Utah Jazz (3)
1994 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (2)
1995 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Guard U.S. Flag Sacramento Kings (6)
1996 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (3)
1997 Rice, GlenGlen Rice Forward U.S. Flag Charlotte Hornets
1998 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (4)
1999 Not awarded as the game was canceled due to the league's lockout.[1]
2000 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* Center U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (6)
Duncan, TimTim Duncan* Forward/Center U.S. Flag[lower-alpha 1] San Antonio Spurs (2)
2001 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (5)
2002 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2003 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett* Forward U.S. Flag Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* (2) Center U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (8)
2005 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (6)
2006 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (9)
2008 James, LeBronLeBron James^ (2) Forward U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (3) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (10)
O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* (3) Center U.S. Flag Phoenix Suns
2010 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade Guard U.S. Flag Miami Heat
2011 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (4) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (11)
2012 Durant, KevinKevin Durant^ Forward U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Clippers (2)
2014 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving^ Guard U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers (3)
2015 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ Guard U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder (4)
2016 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ (2) Guard U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder (5)
2017 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis^ Forward/Center U.S. Flag New Orleans Pelicans
2018 LeBron James (3) Forward U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers (4)
2019 Kevin Durant^ (2) Forward U.S. Flag Golden State Warriors (4)
2020 Kawhi Leonard^ Forward U.S. Flag Los Angeles Clippers (3)

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