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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. Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece is the only winner to be trained entirely outside the U.S.; 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.png Boston Celtics
1952 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia Warriors
1953 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* Center U.S. Flag.png Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Guard U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (2)
1955 Sharman, BillBill Sharman* Guard U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (3)
1956 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png St. Louis Hawks
1957 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (4)
1958 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png St. Louis Hawks (2)
1959 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward U.S. Flag.png Minneapolis Lakers (2)
Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png St. Louis Hawks (3)
1960 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Center U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia Warriors (2)
1961 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard U.S. Flag.png Cincinnati Royals
1962 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png St. Louis Hawks (4)
1963 Russell, BillBill Russell* Center U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (5)
1964 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Cincinnati Royals (2)
1965 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png Cincinnati Royals (3)
1966 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith Guard U.S. Flag.png Cincinnati Royals (4)
1967 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward U.S. Flag.png San Francisco Warriors (3)
1968 Greer, HalHal Greer* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (3) Guard U.S. Flag.png Cincinnati Royals (5)
1970 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward U.S. Flag.png New York Knicks
1971 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* Guard U.S. Flag.png Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West, JerryJerry West* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (3)
1973 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (6)
1974 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* Center U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons
1975 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier* Guard U.S. Flag.png New York Knicks (2)
1976 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard U.S. Flag.png Washington Bullets
1977 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (2)
1978 Smith, RandyRandy Smith Guard/Forward U.S. Flag.png Buffalo Braves
1979 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets
1980 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag.png San Antonio Spurs
1981 Archibald, NateNate Archibald* Guard U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (7)
1982 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Forward U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics (8)
1983 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (3)
1984 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* Guard U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (2)
1985 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson* Center/Forward U.S. Flag.png Houston Rockets
1986 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (3)
1987 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png Seattle SuperSonics (2)
1988 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls
1989 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Forward U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz
1990 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (4)
1991 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Forward U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (4)
1992 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (5)
1993 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Guard U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz (2)
Malone, KarlKarl Malone* (2) Forward U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz (3)
1994 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls (2)
1995 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Guard U.S. Flag.png Sacramento Kings (6)
1996 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls (3)
1997 Rice, GlenGlen Rice Forward U.S. Flag.png Charlotte Hornets
1998 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Guard U.S. Flag.png 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.png Los Angeles Lakers (6)
Duncan, TimTim Duncan* Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png[lower-alpha 1] San Antonio Spurs (2)
2001 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* Guard U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (5)
2002 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2003 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett* Forward U.S. Flag.png Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* (2) Center U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (8)
2005 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers (6)
2006 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (9)
2008 James, LeBronLeBron James^ (2) Forward U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (3) Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (10)
O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* (3) Center U.S. Flag.png Phoenix Suns
2010 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade Guard U.S. Flag.png Miami Heat
2011 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* (4) Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers (11)
2012 Durant, KevinKevin Durant^ Forward U.S. Flag.png Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ Guard U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Clippers (2)
2014 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving^ Guard U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers (3)
2015 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ Guard U.S. Flag.png Oklahoma City Thunder (4)
2016 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ (2) Guard U.S. Flag.png Oklahoma City Thunder (5)
2017 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis^ Forward/Center U.S. Flag.png New Orleans Pelicans
2018 LeBron James (3) Forward U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers (4)
2019 Kevin Durant^ (2) Forward U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors (4)
2020 Kawhi Leonard^ Forward U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Clippers (3)
2021 Giannis Antetokounmpo^ Forward Flag of Greece.png Milwaukee Bucks
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  2. "Virgin Islands". CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vq.html. Retrieved August 12, 2008. 
  3. "All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: D". USA Basketball. http://www.usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=men_alpha_D. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 


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