The NBA will be honoring the late Kobe Bryant with some new rules for the 2020 All Star Game taking place on February 16th in Chicago.
The two teams led by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will play the first three quarters of the game as normal, but this year the winner of each three quarters will get $100,000 to donate to the Chicago-based community organization of their choice. The overall winning team of the All-Star Game will receive an additional $200,000 for its chosen community organization.
When the fourth quarter begins, the game clock will be turned off and a “Final Target Score” will be set. The Final Target Score is calculated by taking the leading team’s score from the previous three quarters and adding 24 points, in honor of #24 Kobe Bryant. The two teams will play until a team reaches the set score.
The complete set of rules and changes can be seen on a recent NBA Instagram post, shown below.