On Sunday night the NBA All Star game 2013 was played. West defeated the East, Chris Paul took home MVP honors. Paul scored 20 points and dished out 15 assists en route to being named game MVP. This years All Star weekend was held at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
Kevin Durant led the West with 30 points (23 shots) and 5 rebs. Carmelo Anthony contributed 26 points and 12 rebounds and LeBron James chipped in 19 for the Eastern Conference.
Paul said he prepared for Sunday's game and broke down footage on certain players like he would any other night. He talked about how he has become a geek for the game. Midway through Sunday's game, Paul said he approached West coach Gregg Popovich and called out every set the East team would be running during the game.
"It's just awareness," Paul said of his maturation process as an elite point guard. "I watch basketball all day, every day. My son, my wife -- we sit there [and] I'm on this thing called Synergy day in and day out watching basketball. I was talking to [Popovich] and I could pretty much tell him the entire offense. I think as I get older, you have to start playing with your mind more than with all the athleticism."
It's likely Paul's odds will improve in at least the MVP race if carries his All-Star momentum into the season's stretch run.