The award was renamed in honor of Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people last month.NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND: Best highlights from 2020 gameLeonard thanked Bryant, telling “The NBA on TNT”: “It means a lot to me. Words can’t even explain, just making this the first Kobe Bryant MVP trophy. I want to thank Kobe for everything he (has) done for me, all the long talks, the workouts, thank you. “This one is for him.”Kawhi (30 PTS, 8 3PM) leads #TeamLeBron past #TeamGiannis 157-155 in the 2020 #NBAAllStar Game and wins the Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award! #KiaAllStarMVPCP3: 23 PTS, 7 3PMLeBron: 23 PTSGiannis: 25 PTS, 11 REBKemba: 23 PTS, 5 3PM pic.twitter.com/Voa8Tz4MwU— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2020Leonard added: “(The NBA) did a great job with the format this year. They had us come out playing hard in the fourth quarter and competing for a total points score.”That’s pretty much how we got to competing out there.” Kawhi Leonard dedicated his NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award to the Lakers great for whom it’s named.Leonard’s 30 points helped Team LeBron beat Team Giannis 157-155 in Chicago on Sunday night.