The biggest storyline during NBA All-Star Game was about Dwight Howard and whether he would or he would not. As you saw yesterday, Howard did and it was a monumental moment in the game’s long history. Howard switched from his adidas adiPower Howard 2 “All-Star” colorway in the first half to the Asia-exclusive “Lei Feng” that had rarely – if ever – been seen on U.S. soil. Wait, what did you think I was talking about?
(Click here for images of adidas kicks found during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game)
The Three Stripes was well-represented all throughout the week, and it helps that their top two players are also the reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. Something about style over substance might be in play there. Anyways, not only were Howard and Derrick Rose – who also switched shoes midway from orange “All-Star” to a special “School of Hard Knocks” colorway – proudly rocking adidas, but rapper Lil’ Wayne was seen in the adidas JS Wings 2.0 “Stars and Stripes” on the sidelines. The popular Wings line has long been a part of Weezy’s shoe repertoire, but the “Star and Stripes” might be the most popular yet.
All this week, we will be looking back at the kicks of NBA All-Star Games past and take a peek at what we can expect on the court during the 2012 edition. Follow this tag and the links below for exclusive pictures and highlights of some of the game’s best players and the hotness that they rock and we will probably never own.
February 20: LeBron James Nike kicks through the years
February 20: Allen Iverson represents in the Reebok Questions
February 21: Dwyane Wade’s All-Star journey from Converse to Jordan Brand
February 21: Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal’s greatest All-Star Game kicks
February 22: Kevin Durant and Nike Zoom KD Revolution
February 22: Remember Tracy McGrady, NBA All-Star?
February 23: Kobe Bryant’s Nike All-Star Game kicks
February 23: Kobe Bryant’s adidas All-Star Game kicks
February 24: Air Jordan at the All-Star Game, from I to 2011
February 24: Derrick Rose, adidas and the next generation
February 26: John Wall debuts special Reebok Zig Encore PE for All-Star Weekend
February 26: Jeremy Lin, Blake Griffin bring out the Nike Rising Stars PEs
February 26: Air Jordan 2012, Nike and adidas All-Star available in NBA 2K12
February 27: Nike Flight Night recap
February 27: NBA All-Star Game Nike kicks recap
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