February 15, 2010 BY X
The largest crowd (108,713 to be exact) to ever watch a basketball game gathered in Dallas, Texas on Sunday night to witness the 2010 NBA All-Star Game played at the new Cowboys Stadium. Dwyane Wade who led the Miami Heat to their first ever NBA Championship a few years ago in the same city, led his Eastern Conference team to a 141-139 victory over the Western Conference team. We’ll have more on what special kicks D.Wade wore during his MVP performance that included 28 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, and 5 steals.
Both squads were filled with players from Nike, Jordan, adidas, and even Chinese-brand Peak, although the Nike guys seemed to have outnumbered everyone else, especially with their bright colored sneakers compared to the conservative kicks that Jordan Brand and adidas put on the court.
Lebron James wore his signature Turqoise-colored All-Star Air Max Lebron VII’s enroute to scoring 25 points. Jordan Brand athletes Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace went with the new Air Jordan 2010’s that they wore at practice the day before, only their versions were Player Exclusive colorways that matched their Eastern Conference jerseys. Most of the Nike guys decided between a pair of the All-Star colored Air Max Rise’s or Hyperize’s. However Rajon Rondo, who made his first NBA All-Star apperance, wore a pair of the Nike Hypermax’s in Varsity Royal that were a part of the Tennis Ball pack. Dwight Howard wore a pair of the new adidas TS Supernatural Commander’s complete with a Superman logo embroidered on the heel while Derek Rose went for an Eastern Conference colored adidas TS Supernatural Creator.
The West Squad was led by Denver Nuggets’ Forward, Carmelo Anthony, and his Western Conference colored Melo M6’s, scoring a team-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds. He was even nice enough to lend a pair to his Jordan Brand teammate Chris Paul who wore an unusually large pair during their team photo shoot. Derron Williams, who looks to be one of the few people players in the league outside of Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant who have decided to play in a low cut, wore a pair of Daring Red Hyperdunk Low’s, which should have been expected since he wore a University Blue colored pair during Saturday Night’s Skills Challenge. Kevin Durant, another first time NBA All-Star, wore his signature Nike KD II’s in the Western Conference colorway of Daring Red. Take a look at all of the other player’s footwear after the jump.