Shaq O' Neal, Kobe Bryant shares MVP award in leading West over East in All-Star game in 146-119 Sunday night victory in phoenix, according to associated press reports.
Bryant had 27 points to lead all scorers, O'Neal 17 in just 11 minutes., West coach Phil Jackson quoted on the reports, That's the first time I have seen an MVP that played 11 minutes in an All-Star game. There is no doubt about it.
It felt like old times, O'Neal said. I miss those times. He was really looking for me, especially when we went to a pick-and-roll and they had Rashard Lewis on me.
I tell you what, those two guys together, that's a deadly combination as we all saw tonight and we have all seen in the past, East coach Mike Brown said. They are where they are right now.