The 1998 NBA All-Star Game was held at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 8, 1998, and was notable for being Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant's first appearance, with the MVP trophy for the game now named in his honor. The Western Conference lost to the Eastern Conference 135-114, with Hall of Famer Michael Jordan taking home the MVP honors.
Offered is a Spalding basketball signed by 32 participants in the 1998 midseason classic. The Official David J. Stern NBA ball features notable signatures from Eddie Jones and Afernee Hardaway, and Tim Hardaway. Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Mitch Richmond, Reggie Miller, David Robinson, Grant Hill, Dikembe Mutombo, and Shaquille O'Neal. The ball was signed by the players with a black marker. The item comes with an LOA from PSA/DNA (AI24809) for the signatures.