5. Michael Jordan (40 Points, 1988)
Jordan’s 1988 All-Star performance is arguably the greatest of all-time. Watching Michael Jordan block Karl Malone’s shot and take it coast to coast for a slam dunk gave me chills. It was vintage Michael Jordan. Jordan netted 40 points in the 1988 NBA All-Star Game. Michael Jordan showcased his full repertoire of crossover jumpers, hanging reverse layups, alley-oop passes and dunks. Michael Jordan was named MVP of the 1988 NBA All-Star game.
4. Russell Westbrook (41 Points, 2015)
Russell Westbrook balls hard in All-Star Games and takes serious advantage of the lackadaisical defense played in All-Star Games. Russell Westbrook attacked wide open lanes and leaped to rim-rattling finishes in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Russell Westbrook is always the most competitive player on the floor and The All-Star game is no different. Westbrook cashed in on 41 points in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.
3. Russell Westbrook (41 Points, 2017)
Two years later, Westbrook dropped an eerily similar 41 points again in the 2017 All-Star Game. Two of those points came when Westbrook slammed down an alley oop-pass from former teammate Kevin Durant. That connection between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant served as a reminder of what could of been for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2. Wilt Chamberlain (42 Points, 1962)
Wilt Chamberlain scored 42 points in the 1962 NBA All-Star Game. Wilt Chamberlain overpowered the All-Star competition in the painted area. Wilt Chamberlain was just bigger and stronger than everybody else on the court. Wilt Chamberlain’s effort featured put-back dunks, masterful posts moves, and even a fade-away jumper. Wilt Chamberlain’s game was ahead of its time.
1. Anthony Davis (52 Points, 2017)
Anthony Davis netted 52 points in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The 52 points included an alley-oop bounce pass from Lebron James. Lebron found Anthony Davis time and time again camped out under the hoop where he could just drop it in the basket. There was little resistance to Davis’ presence in the paint; consequently, he was able to break Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring record for most points scored in an NBA All-Star Game.