Tatum breaks record and is MVP of NBA All-Star Game

by | Feb 21, 2023 | Basketball

At the NBA All-Star Game held last Sunday (19) in Salt Lake City, Jayson Tatum had an outstanding performance. He was picked by Giannis Antetokounmpo during this edition’s unprecedented draft and led the team to a 184-175 victory against Team LeBron. In addition, Tatum also achieved a historic milestone at the Vivint Arena.

Since 2017, the record for the most points scored in an NBA All-Star Game belonged to Anthony Davis, a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, who scored 52 points on that occasion. However, Jayson Tatum surpassed that mark by scoring an incredible 55 points, along with 10 rebounds and 6 assists, thus consolidating a gala performance in Utah and setting a new record for the match.

Jayson Tatum, who is now the all-time leading scorer in an All-Star Game, made history by scoring 55 points, including 10 three-pointers, and also broke the scoring record in a single quarter with 27 points in the third period. His exceptional performance earned him the Most Valuable Player award of the All-Star Game for the first time in his career. After the game, Tatum expressed his excitement and pride for the memorable night in Utah.

“It means the world. You think about all the legends and great players that have played this game, and honestly, records are made to be broken. I’ll keep it for as long as I can, but I’m sure someone will come within a few years and try to break it,” he said.

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