James wins 3rd All-Star Game MVP

first_imgView comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano READ: Team LeBron tops Team Stephen in All-Star Game thriller“I need to continue to show myself because every time I step on the floor I have to lead my guys or prove to myself that I am still able to play at a high level. I feel great,” said James, who is the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer with 343 points in 14 appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJames’s three MVPs ties him with Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson and Shaquille O’Neal. Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit each won the award four times.James acted as the player-captain this year under a new selection format designed to eliminate the all-star game blowouts of the past few years. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron celebrates as Stephen Curry #30 of Team Stephen looks on after the end of the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to capture his third career NBA All-Star Game MVP as Team LeBron stormed from behind to beat Team Stephen, 148-145.James, who was also MVP in 2006 and 2008, made 12 of 17 field goal attempts in 31 minutes of playing time at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Marinerong Pilipino crushes AMA for 3rd straight win Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It paid off mightily as Sunday’s contest was highlighted by high-flying slam dunks, clutch defensive stops down the stretch and even a video review that went against James but their offensive juggernaut from claiming victory.“It definitely worked out,” James said. “It worked out for not only the players, but the league and the fans, everybody.”Under the new format, the top vote getters in each conference (James and Stephen Curry) were named captains and they got to pick their teams from the list of available players. The first four picks had to come from the list of starters.James revealed on Sunday who his top four draft picks were.“I took Kevin (Durant) first, then I took Anthony Davis and I followed with Kyrie (Irving) and DeMarcus (Cousins),” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Cousins was unable to play due to an Achilles tendon injury and was replaced by Paul George.With 14 all-star starts, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar James is now just one behind Kobe Bryant for the most starts overall.The four-time league MVP also becomes the fifth player to appear in 14 all-star games, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (18), Bryant (15), Tim Duncan (15) and Kevin Garnett (14).“Championships is what I play for,” James said Sunday. “If you are able to have accolades along the journey then that is cool and this is one of them.“That’s what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road I have the Cavs there to be in the finals representing the East.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img