Thursday, April 18, 2019

The NBA All-Star Weekend is in full effect. Friday night kicked off with the Rookie Challenge. Saturday is full of fun with the 3-point shootout, the Skills Challenge shootout and the fan fave Dunk Contest. All to hype up the main event of the All-Star Game Sunday night at 8 p.m. (est).

I wanted to give you the starting line-ups and analysis but didn’t want to just be all boring and list the stats. You know I hate stats. They just muddle everything up. No one seems to really care about the game anyway. While researching for my All-Star All-Shoe Team post, I discovered that this weekend is actually a Fashion Show for Boys! It’s really just a Sneaker Showcase of the hot new kicks hitting the markets. So I figured, the best way to really gauge and analyze this game would be look at the Players shoes, not trying to compare points-per-game!

I won’t even try to use my Official Rulebook for Team Selection on this one. I mean, clearly I will pick the team with the hottest shoes to win the game!

First up will be The West but don’t forget to stop back and check out The East Conference Kicks!

Like the shoes? Most are available through Champs, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority. I tried to put some direct links to the shoes, too.

The West

Phil Jackson –Coach

Nuggets Lakers Basketball

  • Stats: 6’8, 230, 63 years young
  • Former Player: NY Knicks
  • Current Team: LA Lakers
  • Former Team: Chicago Bulls
  • 18th NBA Coaching Season
  • Stats: 1,018 wins, only 428 losses, 9 NBA Championships (2 three-peats with Bulls, 1 3-peat with the Lakers)
  • All-Star Stats: 11th game, 18 ppg, 4.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 steals

The Starters

Kobe Bryant- Guard

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV, Western Conference, All-Star Edition

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  • Stats: 6’6, 205, 8/23/1978
  • Team: LA Lakers, 13 seasons
  • Avgs: 27.8 ppg, 5 assists per game, 5.6 rebounds
  • All-Star Stats: 11th game, 18 ppg, 4.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 steals

Chris Paul- Guard

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Air Jordan 2009 All-Star Game Player Exclusive

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  • Stats: 6’0, 185 pounds, 5/6/1985
  • Team: New Orleans Hornets, 4th NBA Season
  • Avgs: 21.5 PPG, 10.9 assist per game, 2.8 steals per game, 5.4 rebounds
  • All-Star Stats: 2nd game, 16 ppg, 14 apg, 3 rpg, 2 spg

Tim Duncan-Forward

1708820N All Star Game

Adidas TS Bounce Commander

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  • Stats: 6’11, 260 pounds, 4/25/1976
  • Team: San Antonio Spurs, 12th NBA season
  • Avgs: 20.8 ppg, 10.4 rebs, 3.8 assists, 2 blocks per game
  • All-Star Stats: 11th game, 12.5 ppg, 11.4 rpg,  2.5 apg

Where You Can get the Shoes: Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Amare Stoudemire-Forward

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Nike Foamposite Lite All-Star Game PE

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  • Stats: 6’10, 245 pounds, 11/16/1982
  • Team: Phoenix Suns, 6th NBA season
  • Avgs: 20.8 ppg,  8.2 rebs,  2.0 assissts, 1.1 steals, 1 blocks
  • All-Star Stats: 3rd game, 17.7 ppg, 7.7 rpgs, 1.7 apg

Yao Ming – Center

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Reebok ATR Elite II (2008)

I tried really hard to find out what he has for this year’s game but to no avail so here are his All-Star kicks from LY.

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And also his kicks from the 2008 Olympics, the Reebox Hexride which are kick-ass! So hot!

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  • Stats: Tall.
  • Okay fine. 7’6, 300 pounds (and yet lanky as can be),  9/12/1980
  • Team: Houston Rockets, 7th NBA Season
  • Avgs: 19.7 ppg. 9.4 rebs, 1.7 assists and blocks per game
  • All-Star Stats: 6th Game, 8 ppg, 4 rebs, 1 assist per game

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Tony Parker- Guard

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Nike Huarache ’09

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And just an FYI, Nike has finally decided to create Tony’s Signature Shoe!

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  • Stats:  6’2, 180 pounds, hot. 5/17/1982, Eva Longoria’s hot hubby.
  • Team: San Antonio Spurs, 8th NBA season
  • Avgs: 20.4 ppg, 6.5 assists
  • All-Star Stats: 3rd game, 8 ppg, 7 assists

Pau Gasol-Forward/Center

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Nike HyperDunk West

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  • Stats: 7’0, 250 pounds, 7/6/1980. Really scary looking….
  • Team: LA Lakers, 8th NBA season
  • Avgs: 18.3 ppg, 9.5 rebs
  • All-Star Stats: 2nd game, 12 rebounds, no points yet.

David West-Forward

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Nike Foamposite Lite All-Star West

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Not to be confused with his Player Exclusive, Foamposite Lite West, named for him!

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  • Stats: 6’9, 240 pounds, 8/29/1980 (seriously? another August b’day close to mine! Crazy!)
  • Team: New Orleans Hornets, 5th NBA season
  • Avgs: 19.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.0 assists
  • All-Star Stats: 2nd game, 6ppg, 4 rpg, 1 apg

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Chauncey Billups-Guard

NBA/

Adidas Lightening Creator

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  • Stats: 6’3, 202 pounds, 9/25/1976
  • Team: Denver Nuggets, 12th NBA season
  • Avgs: 18.4 ppg, 6.2 apg, 2.5 rpg
  • All-Star Stats: 4th game, 9.7 ppg, 5.7 apg, 3.7 rpg

Dirk Nowitzki-Forward

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Nike Air Max Spot Up All-Star Edition Game PE

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  • Stats: 7’0, 245 pounds, 6/19/1978 (wow, actually older than me….)
  • Team: Dallas Mavericks, 11th NBA season
  • Avgs: 25.7 ppg, 8.3 rebounds
  • All-Star Stats: 8th Game, 9.3 ppg,  4.6 rpg

Brandon Roy- Guard

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Nike Zoom Phenom Player Exclusive

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  • Stats: 6’6, 211, 7/23/1984
  • Team: Portland Trailblazers, 3rd NBA season
  • Avgs: 22.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5.1 assists
  • All-Star Stats: 2nd Game, 18 ppg, 9 rpg, 5 assists, 1 steal 7 1 block

Shaquille O’Neal- Center

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Just cuz I follow the guy on Twitter didn’t mean I could just write to him and be like, Yo, Shaq can I get a pic of your kicks so I can finish this post already? Totally thought about it though… Anyway, couldn’t find what he is wearing but I’ll update when I do find out. This is what he rocked LY, produced by smaller shoe company Li Ning.

Li Ning , All-Star 2008

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Shaq Dunkman 2004

These are my fave Shaq shoes that I’ve seen! Funny.

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  • Stats: 7’1, 325 pounds, 3/6/1972 (wow!)
  • Team: Phoenix Suns, 18th NBA seaons
  • Avgs: 17.5 ppg, 9 rebs, 1.5 blocks
  • All-Star Stats: 15th Game, 16.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.6 blocks
About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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