Lillard Takes MVP in 2024 All-Star Game

33-year-old American basketball star Damian Lillard was recently named the National Basketball Association's All Star Game's Most Valuable Player after he helped the Eastern Conference to a 211-186 victory over the Western Conference in their recent on court clash.

The talented Milwaukee Bucks guard helped himself to eleven three pointers in the game, giving him a total contribution of 39 to their over all score in Indianapolis. It will be a clash that is remembered for quite a few years to come as well, as the Eastern Conference's score was an all time record in an All-Star Game, passing the previous record of 196 by some margin, which was set by the Western Conference back in the clash in 2016.

With March Madness odds now being a thing again at this time of the year, speaking to the assembled media after he received the Kobe Bryant MVP Trophy, Lillard explained.

"It's an honor. I've been here quite a few times, so to have this kind of accomplishment is special."

It was an intriguing encounter again between some of the top stars in basketball, and Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown chipped in with a score of 36 points of his own, with Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton adding a further tally of 36 to the Eastern Conference's score, who were the home team in this game.

The stand out performance for the Western Conference came from Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota Timberwolves fame, as he scored a whopping 50 points for their side. 39-year-old Los Angeles Lakers legend LeBron James took part in his 20th All-Star Game (which is also a new record), but sadly because of an ankle injury he only featured for the fans for 14 minutes, scoring 8 points of his own.

The 73rd All-Star Game also saw a joint total points tally of 397, which also broke another record. The previously set and held record of 374, which was established in the prior clash back in 2017.

Having mentioned the NBA legend that is LeBron James, it has previously been reported this month that the Golden State Warriors were in for his services and tried to acquire him before the trade deadline closed on February 14, but they were ultimately unsuccessful in their attempts.

This did not seem to be too much of a problem for the 39-year-old as he quite happily commented ahead of the game that having been a Laker for the last six years, he was quite hopeful that it would stay that way as he had no real desire to leave, but he acknowledged that the future can often be unknown even if staying was his preference.

"I don't have the answer to how long it is or which uniform I'll be in. Hopefully it is with the Lakers. It's a great organization -- so many greats. But we'll see."

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