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Kawhi Leonard on Winning ASG's 1st Kobe Bryant MVP Award: 'This One Is for Him'

Kawhi Leonard on Winning ASG's 1st Kobe Bryant MVP Award: 'This One Is for Him'

Kawhi Leonard saluted Kobe Bryant after he won the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award, an honor the league named after Bryant before Sunday's game.

Leonard and Bryant enjoyed a friendship away from the court.

Kawhi told reporters in January he spoke with Kobe after the former guided the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title last summer.

Bryant also recounted in February 2016 a conversation he had with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich in which Popovich told him to shadow Leonard a bit to aid in his development.

In addition to the MVP award dedication, the teams wore No.

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