Curry took the honors and praise from LeBron after his big night at the All Star

Stephen Curry He said he was “honored” to pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by breaking new ground in the NBA All-Star Game.

the star of Golden State Warriors he made 16 3-pointers in Team LeBron’s 163-160 victory over Team Durant during Sunday’s show in Cleveland.

The point guard from Akron also set a record for triples in a quarter (six) and surpassed James Harden in total shots of three (39) made in this event.

Curry’s performance also greatly benefited the charity: He had pledged to donate $1,000 for every point he scored, $3,000 for every 3-pointer, and $10,000 if he won All-Star MVP.

This award was named after the great Kobe Bryant, former Los Angeles Lakers and who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash in January 2020.

“This trophy has a very special meaning, honoring Kobe and Gigi, who we lost two years ago,” said Curry, who finished with a game-high 50 points.

“I feel very honored, very blessed and I really appreciate it,” the 33-year-old added.

For his part, home favorite LeBron James hit the game-winning shot after receiving an enthusiastic reception from the fans in attendance. But The King also took time to applaud Curry, with whom he will fight in the battles between the Cavaliers and Warriors for the NBA title.

“Steph, I mean, come on, man. This guy is from a different planet,” James expressed. “He literally has an automatic sniper attached to his arm and when he lets go of it, not just him but everyone on the pitch, in the stands, on TV, on their phones, whatever they’re watching, you think it’s being shot at. every moment,” he added, shocked,

“And nine times out of 10, sometimes 10 times out of 10, he goes in. So to be there and see that guy from Akron also shoot the way he threw, it was unbelievable,” LeBron said.

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