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January 4, 2013

@nick_speed

Phillips Area/Atlanta, Georgia/NBA All Star Game 2003

2003 marked MJ’s final year, and in his last ASG in front of a sold out Phillips Arena, Jordan wanted to give his fans a show. He was aggressive throughout the game, 20 points, but struggled with efficiency 9-27. In the clip above, MJ got Kobe to bite on a great play fake. But Bryant used some spectacular footwork/reflexes to recover and come up with a huge block.

KG dominated in this game, scoring 37 pts in a 155-145 West victory and was named ASG MVP. The NBA was really fun back in 03′, and this game was a testament to it. That February, thousands of fans witnessed 58 minutes of some spectacular basketball. KG, Kobe, T-Mac, A.I., Steve Francis, Shaq, Yao Ming, Vince Carter all in their prime… AND it was Michael Jordan’s last All Star Game. Wow.

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