Vegas cheers Kobe as he wins second All-Star MVP

Updated: February 19, 2007, 2:14 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The first time Kobe Bryant won this award, he got booed in his hometown of Philadelphia.

He picked up his second Most Valuable Player trophy from the NBA All-Star Game much closer to his West Coast home -- and the Los Angeles Lakers' guard got nothing but love in a city that adores its showmen.

Bryant scored 31 points in the Western Conference's 153-132 victory Sunday night, leading a dominant offensive effort as a scorer and playmaker for a roster short ...

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