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Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Western Conference guard Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs onto Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. West won 143-138. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Kia NBA All-Star Game Highlights

This game is just like any other pick-up basketball game you’ve played in – except for the fact that this game involves the best athletes in the world.

Just like any other All-Star game, Sunday night’s matchup of East vs. West was full of highlights. This game has been said to evolve into an only-guard’s game, but the big men are who make some of the best highlights. And no disrespect to the performers in last night’s All-Star competitions, but tonight was bit of a better show.

The player formerly known as “23” opens up the highlight reel with two dunks. First he receives the backboard pass from his teammate Dwyane Wade and slams it in with both hands. Less than two minutes later he gets the “oop” from Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and jams it with his right hand. Not a bad to start the night.

After a turnover from “23,” Kobe Bryant found Kevin Durant in transition and provided us with an effortless reverse dunk. Could have been better, but still impressive. I just wanted to point out a LeBron turnover.

Eastern Conference head coach Erik Spoelstra selected one of his players on the Miami Heat to replace point guard Rondo in the starting lineup. He disregarded the success Kyrie Irving has been having all year and selected a power forward to replace an injured point guard. After Spoelstra watches this highlight of Chris Paul and Tony Parker embarrassing Bosh, he may change his mind…

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