The best All-Star game of the four professional sports certainly lived up to the hype.
In a game that featured the most points ever in a non-OT All-Star affair, the Western Conference held off a late charge from the East to secure a 152-149 victory.
Kevin Durant finished with 36 points and seven rebounds to secure the MVP trophy. Kobe Bryant scored 27 to pass Michael Jordan as the No. 1 scorer in the history of the All-Star game.
After three quarters of an abundance of lobs, jams and centers shooting three-pointers, the intensity was finally turned on in the fourth quarter once they realized the winning team received more money than the loser.