The Western Conference All-Stars left Houston with their third consecutive win over their Eastern Conference counterparts on Sunday night, taking the 2013 NBA All-Star Game by a final score of 143-138.
Chris Paul garnered MVP honors and Kevin Durant put up a game-high 30 points. Yet the lasting image from the NBA's 62nd annual exhibition will be of Kobe Bryant swatting away a pair of LeBron James shot attempts in a surprisingly heated fourth quarter.
There was plenty of gravity defiance, a shocking amount of unselfish play and even some serious effort from a select few players. All of that combined to make this year's star-studded contest more memorable than most.
Just because the All-Star Game is typically a casual affair, don't think there's no room for a little judgment. After all, if the league's best players took the game (well, the fourth quarter anyway) seriously enough to start personal vendettas and dole out a bloody lip, there's certainly good reason to hand out some grades.
And if some of this year's participants thought they'd get a pass just for showing up, they've got another thing coming.
Here are the grades for each player that participated in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.