IN PHOTOS: Bryant’s last NBA All-Star as West beats East

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IN PHOTOS: Bryant’s last NBA All-Star as West beats East
Check out photos from the 2016 NBA All-Star Game here

MANILA, Philippines – Kobe Bryant had a heart-warming and memorable final All-Star appearance and the West overcame the East, 196-173, in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 14 in Toronto, Canada (Monday, February 15 in Manila).

Bryant, who is retiring at the end of the season after a fruitful 20-year career, finished with 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting along with 7 assists and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes.

The league honored him before the game and the NBA’s biggest stars relished sharing the court with the Los Angeles Lakers legend one more time.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook exploded for 31 points to go with 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals in 22 minutes as he claimed his second straight All-Star MVP trophy.

Check out photos from the star-studded game below.

TIP-OFF. Kobe Bryant (C-L) goes for the ball against LeBron James (C-R) in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

DREAM MATCH-UP. LeBron James (R) guards Kobe Bryant in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game – a dream match-up that was never realized in the NBA Finals. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

ALL-STAR GAME. Stephen Curry handles the ball against Isaiah Thomas. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

LEAP HIGH. Dwyane Wade dunks the ball during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

STANDING OVATION. Kobe Bryant is given a standing ovation and is showered with much adoration as he leaves the game in the second half of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

ALL-STAR MVP. Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook (L) is named back-to-back 2016 NBA All-Star MVP. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

– Rappler.com

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