As Kevin Garnett prepares to play in his 15th all-star game this Sunday, let’s look back at his most memorable all-star appearance. It was in 2003 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta. In what was Michael Jordan’s last all-star game, MJ dropped 20 points on 9 of 27 shooting. Mariah Carey’s halftime performance of “Hero” brought His Airness to tears and he gave a brief speech as he was saluted by his colleagues.
The game went into double-overtime after Kobe Bryant made 2 of 3 free-throws with 1 second remaining in the first OT. Allen Iverson had an impressive 35, 7 & 5 for the East, but it was KG and the West who went on to win 155-145. Kevin Garnett was awarded MVP honors as his 37 points led all scorers. Ticket also pulled down 9 rebounds and had 5 steals. Paul Pierce made his 2nd all-star appearance and scored 8 points in 18 minutes.
YouTube user “NBA LegendsHD” has uploaded the entire game in crisp HD. And don’t worry-the sound kicks in once the game starts.