The All-Star stage is meant to be a shared space, a broad platform designed to support the NBA’s greatest talents and egos all at once. Kobe Bryant has never been much for sharing, though.
Sixteen years ago, at age 19, Bryant made his All-Star debut by waving off Karl Malone’s screen and shooting every time he touched the ball.
 Kobe Bryant at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
 Kobe Bryant at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
In 2002, with the game staged in his hometown of Philadelphia, Bryant seized the moment and claimed the Most Valuable Player Award.
Kobe Bryant at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Kobe Bryant at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Five years later, he took the MVP award again, outshining LeBron James.
Two years after that, Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal—his former tag-team partner and frenemy—shared the MVP award in a poetic All-Star reunion.
And in 2011, with the game played in his home arena in Los Angeles, Bryant dropped 37 points and grabbed MVP honors again.
 No player in NBA history has collected more All-Star MVP awards. (Bob Pettit also won four.)
So did anyone really expect Kobe to cede the spotlight here Sunday night? Even injured, even in street clothes, even at 35, he was probably the most compelling figure in the arena. Indeed, the still-balky left knee only made him more compelling.
Kobe Bryant at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
 Big fans: Shaquille O'Neal and Reverend Jesse Jackson got playful courtside
 What,you thought he wouldn't wear it?
Pharrell Williams made quite a splash at the Grammys with his Canadian Mountie-inspired hat.
He changed the color but keep the style when he performerd before sonday's NBA all star-games at smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
The fans come to see the stars, but the stars weren't only in the game.
 Janelle Monae
 Pharrell Williams and Nelly 
Snoop Dogg
Born for the stage, Singer and famed dancer Jason Derulo does his thing at the Bud Light Distric near the smoothie King Center.
Trombone Shorty brings the Jazz to the big easy in the smoothie King Center.
 Soul Singer Janelle Monae(left)joins Trombone shorty during the all-Star Games half time show.
Drop it like it's hot.Yup, that's Pharrell again on the left,rockin' the mic With Snoop Dogg this time at the All-Star Games. The two have proven a winning due dropping the double-platinum 'Drop It Like it's Hot nearly 10 years ago.
Hip hop artists Sean 'Diddy'Combs and Busta Rhymes before the All star Games.
Pharrell ,Center,loses the hat but gains a couple of partners as P.Diddy and Busta Rhymes join him for sunday's pregame performance.
Dallas Maverickis owner Mark Cuban is never one to shy away from the Cameras at the basketball game.But  he makes gallery because he did the red carpet.
Movie Star and Singers are nice, but not many people can draw your  eyes off a Kelvin Durant breakaway quite like model Erin Heatherton.
 Pharrell nd Snoop bring the funk before the players bring the dunk i the pregame show.
 Keyshia Cole hit the party in all leather everything, and black bedazzled lips.
 Miguel gave a polka dot moment as he posed it up with Blake Griffin, and Janelle MonĂ¡e stepped out of her signature tux, for a casual and cute, everyday look.
 Glued to the court: Rapper Ludacris and Eudoxie Agnan were entranced by the athletic display.
 All-star seating: Drake shared a few laughs with Sean Combs
 Sink it! Nelly and Drake attend the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on in New Orleans, Louisiana
 Let's go! Meanwhile, Nelly, Drake, and Sean Combs attend the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans
 Nice work! Nelly reacts and gives Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal a pat during the 2014 NBA All Star three point contest
 Giant fans: Hart and Spike Lee posed with basketballer Rick Fox
 It wouldn't be All-Star Games weekend Without.....Former NBA Player Earvin 'Magic'Johnson takes part in the All-star Sunday festivities.
 Actress Gabriella.
 Ludacris is one of Atlanta's  most famous entertainers.But with the recent snow storms in his home state(not to mention all the bling floating around at the All-Star Games.
He gor game and names .... If you're going to play in the NBA All -Star Celebrity game better have a sweet J.And while you're at it, why not just make it your name ,too? Television Personality  Terrence  Jenkins poses in the red carpet prior to the All-star Game.
Canadian Singer Serena Ryder  has no problem belting out the canadian national anthem before sunday's All-Star Games.
Gorgeous girls Savannah James and Gabrielle Union posed for a snap!
Snoop Dogg
 2 Chainz
 Ludacris and Michael B. Jordan
 Kendrick Lamar and Busta Rhymes
 French Montana, 2 Chainz, & Ashanti
 French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Diddy, Drake
 MVP: About Last Night star Kevin Hart was voted as the Most Valuable Player by the fans but gave the award to Arne who had a great performance and helped his East Celebrities team win the game
 Oh thank Kevin! The 34-year-old Ride Along star drove in the lane to attempt a lay-up against former NBA player Bruce Bowen
 Celebrity game: Snoop Lion, 42, played in the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday
 Hooping with Snoop: The rapper scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the game
 Not THAT Michael Jordan! Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan fights for the ball against sports journalist Kristen Ledlow and WNBA player Tamika Catchings
 Floored: Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams fails to retrieve that ball against WNBA player Skylar Diggins

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