NBA. In tribute to Kobe Bryant, the All-Star Game changes format
The memory of Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter accident, will be honored at the next All-Star Game on February 16 in Chicago, through a new format implemented for the meeting of the stars, announced on Thursday the NBA .
The principle is that each of the first three quarters constitutes a match in itself. After 12 minutes of play, the winning team wins $ 100,000 which they can donate to a charity of their choice. Scores are reset to 0-0 at the start of the 2nd and 3rd quarter with the same stake, before being all added up when entering the fourth.