Golden State Warriors fans were treated to something special on Thursday night, when former fan favorite Jason Richardson presented current fan favorite Kevin Durant the 2019 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy.
Durant first received the award after the All-Star Game on Sunday, but was presented the trophy in front of his home fans before Thursday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Durant was spectacular in his 10th All-Star game, scoring 31 points and leading Team LeBron past Team Giannis. He collected his second All-Star Game MVP, which can sit on his trophy shelf next to his two NBA Finals MVPs, and his regular season MVP.
J-Rich also knows a thing or two about strong All-Star weekend performances. Despite never being selected to the All-Star Game, the 2001 lottery pick competed in three Slam Dunk Contests, and had back-to-back wins in 2002 and 2003. He is one of the better contest dunkers in NBA history.
It’s been a lot of fun to see beloved former players come out and get celebrated with the success of the current Warriors dynasty.