TNT crowned Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant NBA Player of the Decade after this weekend’s 59th annual NBA All-Star Game in Dallas. Bryant was selected for the honor out of six finalists — which included Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Steve Nash, and Shaquille O’Neal. For the first time since 1997, the league’s All-Star Game was played without both Bryant and O’Neal. Bryant was voted in as Western Conference starter by the fans, but he was sidelined with a sprained left ankle.
Kobe and his wife Vanessa watched as the West fell to the East 141-139 in a nail-biter at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night.