“He has the all-time record of 18 consecutive All-Star games and we wanted something more permanent than changing the numbers on the jerseys,” Silver told reporters at the league’s All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
Commissioner Adam Silver has officially announced that the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently renamed for the four-time All-Star MVP, Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/VhSgpvkqOP
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 16, 2020
Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people died Jan. 26 when the helicopter they were flying in crashed in Calabasas, Calif.