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NBA All-Star Chat: Will Kobe Bryant get his 5th All-Star MVP?

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It's a well established fact Kobe Bryant continues to chase history.

A sixth championship ring puts him in a tie with Michael Jordan. Bryant recently surpassed Shaquille O'Neal for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. His league-leading 28.3 points could give Bryant his second regular-season MVP award. 

But Bryant might chase another milestone in the 2012 NBA All-Star game. Bryant has the chance to grab his a league-record fifth All-Star MVP Sunday, which would surpass Hawks power forward Bob Pettit for the most All-Star MVPS. Bryant is also 19 points shy of surpassing Michael Jordan's All-Star record of 262 points.  It remains to be seen whether Bryant's more motivated for that or resting his body for a grueling second half of the season. 

Discuss that topic and more after the jump!

--Mark Medina

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E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

 
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