NBA All Star Game: Top 20 MVP Performances of All Time
NBA All Star MVP: Looking at Top 20 Performances of All Time
It may not be as serious as the games during the regular season, but one of the best parts about NBA All Star Weekend is how it’s more of an entertainment show for the players as they will try to be as fancy as possible knowing the game has zero impact on the regular season.
This year, there are plenty of talented stars to focus on once again—ranging from LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and even Tim Duncan once again. At this rate, there’s no telling which player will take home MVP honors, but it’s safe to say there will be some heavy competition to take home the honors.
Of course, whether or not one of these performances will go down as one of the greatest of all time is a different story as fans will have to wait until Sunday to roll around to find out. With some of the type of players featured in this year’s game, it wouldn’t be surprised if this year’s MVP found himself in one of the greatest performances of all time.
With All Star Weekend finally here, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the greatest MVP performances of all time—whether it’s Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, or even one of the current stars in the league such as Bryant or Durant.
With plenty of performances to choose from, here’s a look at the top 20 NBA All Star MVP performances of all time with Sunday’s game right around the corner.
20. Glen Rice--1997 All Star Game
Glen Rice was always known for his shooting and displayed an unbelievable performance that consisted of 20 points scored in the third quarter.
19. Allen Iverson--2001 All Star Game
While he has his fair-share of off-the-court issues now, it’s difficult to deny Allen Iverson of what he accomplished in 2001 after scoring 15 of his 25 points in the final nine minutes of the game.
18. Magic Johnson--1990 All Star Game
A solid performance by Magic Johnson in 1990 as he finished the game with 22 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists in a losing effort.
17. John Stockton and Karl Malone--1993 All Star Game
It doesn’t happen often when two teammates share the award, but that’s what Karl Malone (28 points and 10 rebounds) and John Stockton (nine points and 15 assists) did in 1993.
16. Scottie Pippen--1994 All Star Game
Scottie Pippen finished with 29 points to go along with 11 rebounds and four steals in 1994.
15. Charles Barkley--1991 All Star Game
Charles Barkley finished the 1991 All Star game with 17 points to go along with 22 rebounds.
14. Oscar Robinson--1961 All Star Game
One of the all-time greats, Oscar Robinson finished with 23 points and 14 assists back in 1961.
13. Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal--2000 All Star Game
Tim Duncan (24 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists) and Shaquille O’Neal (22 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks) shared the award back in 2000.
12. Isiah Thomas--1984 All Star Game
One of the greatest guards to ever play the game, Isiah Thomas finished with 21 points and 15 assists back in 1984.
11. Bill Russell--1963 All Star Game
Back in 1963, Bill Russell finished with 19 points to go along with 24 rebounds.
10. Isiah Thomas--1986 All Star Game
Two years after another solid performance, Isiah Thomas scored 30 points and recorded 10 assists in 1986.
9. Bob Pettit--1956 All Star Game
Talk about impressive as Bob Pettit finished the 1956 game with 20 points and 25 rebounds.
8. Wilt Chamberlain--1960 All Star Game
Wilt Chamberlain finished with 23 points and 25 rebounds during the 1960 game.
7. Kevin-Garnett--2003 All Star Game
Kevin Garnett finished with 37 points, nine rebounds, and five steals back in 2003.
6. Kevin Durant--2012 All Star Game
One of the league’s up-and-coming stars finished with 36 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 2012.
5. Dwyane Wade--2010 All Star Game
Dwyane Wade scored 28 points to go along with 11 assists, six rebounds, and five steals back in 2010—but his 75 percent shooting from the field was the most impressive stat of the game.
4. Kobe Bryant--2011 All Star Game
Kobe Bryant finished with 37 points and 14 rebounds during the All Star game in 2011.
3. LeBron James--2008 All Star Game
King James scored 27 points to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds in 2008—falling just short of a triple-double.
2. Michael-Jordan--1988 All Star Game
Michael Jordan put on one heck of a show in 1988 as he finished with 40 points ane eight rebounds.
1. Wilt Chamberlain--1962 All Star Game
42 points and 24 rebounds is the reason why Wilt Chamberlain owns the No. 1 spot of all time.