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NBA Honour Late Kobe Bryant With Redesigned All-Star Trophy

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The NBA has unveiled an all-star game trophy in honour of the late Kobe Bryant

Bryant, along with 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers, were killed in a fatal helicopter crash in early 2020.

Two years on from his death, the NBA have honoured his lasting basketball ball legacy by redesigning the all-star trophy.

The award will be handed out to the most valuable player of the game, set to take place later this month.

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Working with Victor Solomon, the league worked on a design that would honour his impact on the game.

“His presence, innovation and his boldness needed to be represented in the trophy,” Solomon said.

It has an eight-sided base; a nod to his infamous eight jersey and an a tribute to his All-Star appearances.

Solomon told CNBC: “It was very serendipitous that once we started moving down the road in this creative direction for it, there were some really poignant story moments that originally came out of it.”

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Top NBA players across the country will come together on February 20 for the All-Star game, held in Cleveland.

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