The NBA unveiled a redesigned Kobe Bryant Trophy -- awarded to the All-Star Game's Most Valuable Player -- on Thursday afternoon.
The league revealed the trophy two weeks ahead of the NBA All-Star Game, which will take place Feb. 20 in Cleveland.
The trophy, which was renamed after Bryant in the wake of his death two years ago, has a base with four levels on top of it and was created by artist Victor Solomon.
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Kia All-Star Game MVP trophy pays homage to Kobe Bryant's feats at All-Star as the All-Star weekend trophies receive redesigns.
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It has been given several elements to incorporate accomplishments from throughout Bryant's legendary 20-year NBA career, including:
• An eight-sided base, representing the No. 8 jersey Bryant wore for the first half of his career. The base is 2 inches tall, referencing his 2002 All-Star Game MVP, and has 18 stars to represent his 18 All-Star selections.
• The first level brings the height up to 7 inches tall, referencing his 2007 All-Star Game MVP, and has 24 stars to represent both the number of All-Stars and No. 24, which he wore over the second half of his career.
• The second level makes it 9 inches tall, referencing his 2009 All-Star Game MVP, and has 10 stars representing both the 10 starters in the game and Bryant's No. 10 Team USA jersey.
• The third level gets it to 11 inches tall, referencing his 2011 All-Star Game MVP, and has five stars representing his five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.
• A 2-inch fourth level, representing his two NBA Finals MVP awards, has a single star for Bryant being named the NBA MVP in 2008.
The NBA and Solomon also released their remodeled versions of the rest of the trophies handed out over All-Star Weekend, including: the celebrity game MVP; the Rising Stars Challenge MVP; the clutch challenge, a new shooting competition; and trophies for winning the skills challenge, dunk contest and 3-point contest.
All-Star Weekend will take place Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland. The starters for this year's game were announced last week, and the reserves from both conferences will be announced Thursday night on TNT.