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2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP Award Up For Grabs

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The 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be held Sunday in New Orleans at the recently-named Smoothie King Center and as always, there will be a MVP Award awarded at the end of the game. A total of 46 players have won the MVP Award in the NBA All-Star Game. The Eastern Conference have 33 and the Western Conference has 29. The Boston Celtics are the team with the most All-Star Game MVPs with eight.

Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant are the only players who have four NBA All-Star MVP Awards. There was even an instance where two players shared the All-Star Game MVP, the last being 2009 when Kobe and Shaq were considered a thing.

The 2013 All-Star Game MVP went to Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant received the honor the year before that. The last player to win the award without starting was Shaq in 2009 when he shared the award with Kobe. The last non-starter to win before that was again Shaq, this time in 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

With such a stacked roster heading into the game on Sunday night, there are so many possibilities as to who could be the MVP when all is said and done. It could be LeBron James, it could be Durant, and Paul may even surprise everyone and become the eighth player ever to win two MVPs.

Stephen Curry should also be looked at someone who could potentially win the award. Curry is having a great shooting season alongside Klay Thompson. He could have something to prove after LeBron hit a game-winner on his Golden State Warriors.

Whenever the 2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP is announced, just sit back and take it all in since history shows that the MVP usually goes on to have a killer second half of the NBA season.

Dalton Keene is an Atlanta Hawks writer for RantSports.com, you can follow him on twitter @daltonjkeene and add him to your circles on Google.