NBA All-Star Weekend is always one of the most anticipated weekend’s during the NBA Season and this year’s 2008-09 All-Star Weekend kicked off last night in Phoenix, Arizona with the Rookie Challenge (Rookie vs. Sophomore Game) that featured a number of up and coming players including Kevin Durant, O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, etc. The Rookies who are Nike athletes wore the new Nike Huarache 2009 in a Purple and Orange colorway with “Rookies” written across the shoe’s upper. Sophomores on the other hand wore the same Huarache 2009 but in a Home White, Purple, and Orange colorway, presumably with “Sophomores” written across the upper as well. Kevin Durant, the only player in the game with a signature shoe, rocked his new Nike KD1 in his Rookie Sophomore game colorway of Orange and Purple with the speckled midsole. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for all the latest on whose wearing what this 2008-09 NBA All-Star Weekend.