February 21, 2011 BY Aaron Kr.
The Staples Center played host to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, but beyond the games were a number of great sneaker-related sub-stories – all of which were presented thanks to our round-the-clock coverage of one of the biggest footwear-related events of the year. The All-Star Game, Dunk Contest, 3-point Shootout, Skill Challenge, and Celebrity All-Star Game featured a ton of great kicks like the Hyperdunk 2011, Nike Basketball All-Star Colorways, adidas Basketball, and surprisingly, Chinese brand PEAK. The All-Star Game not only drew in the best talents in the NBA, but the biggest celebrities, as Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and many more of today’s hottest celebs came out to join in on the fun.
The All-Star Weekend was also a perfect opportunity for footwear brands to show off what they had in store; Jordan Brand’s complete transformation of Footaction in Culver City gave event-goers an opportunity to experience the Air Jordan 2011 as well as meet and greet the label’s top athletes. Nike Sportswear/Basketball also set up shop on Hollywood and Vine and a great ‘Los Fearless’ event space, which was the primary setting for the World Premiere of ‘The Black Mamba’. In that short film, we got a look at Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 2 – a topic that caused an outburst of debate and hype among our readers. The past weekend was jam-packed with great stories so continue reading for a full recap of the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend.
NBA FEET: ALL-STAR WEEKEND 2011
Four awesome events, four great opportunites to rock heat. Check out all of the sick kicks from the All-Star Game, Dunk Contest, 3-point Shootout, and Skills Challenge below.
The Staples Center was the place to be this past weekend, and that notion was certainly reflected by the flocks of celebs that appeared at the All-Star Game festivities. Check out all the Celebrity Feet coverage below!
Celebrity Feet: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Diddy, Jay-Z, Drake, Justin Bieber, & More – 2011 NBA All-Star Game
Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Dark Pine’
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z & LeBron James – Two Kings Charity Event
Celebrity Feet: Kobe Bryant – Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Hollywood’
Celebrity Feet: LeBron James – Nike Air Max LeBron VII ‘Deion Sanders’
Celebrity Feet: Bun B & Mayor @ 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend
Celebrity Feet: 2011 NBA All-Star Game – T-Mobile Magenta Carpet
Celebrity Feet: 2011 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game
JORDAN BRAND – ALL-STAR WEEKEND 2011 EVENTS & DISPLAYS
Jordan Brand certainly came prepared for the biggest star-studded event of the NBA season. For a complete recap of what the Jumpman had planned, check out all of the recaps below.
Jordan Brand Takeover @ Footaction, Culver City
Air Jordan 2011 Display @ Footaction, Culver City
Chris Paul & Bun B @ Jordan Brand Footaction Event – Recap
Jordan Brand Customization Station @ Footaction, Culver City
Air Jordan 2011 L.A. Wear Tests
Jordan Brand x Casio G-Shock Collection
Kayo x Jordan Brand All-Star 2011 Skate Decks
Air Jordan 2011 + Air Jordan III Retro – Headphone Packs
NIKE/JORDAN 2011 ALL-STAR WEEKEND PE’S
Player Exclusives were in full effect during the All-Star Weekend, and there certainly was no shortage in awesome colorways.
Nike Hyperdunk 2011 – Blake Griffin Unworn “10.0″ Slam Dunk Contest PE
Air Jordan 2011 – Ray Allen All-Star PE
Air Jordan Evolution ’85 – Ray Allen Three-Point Shootout PE
Jordan Evolution ’85 – Joe Johnson All-Star PE
PEAK Relentless – Javale McGee’s 2011 Dunk Contest PE’s
“THE BLACK MAMBA” – WORLD PREMIERE
The Black Mamba took on ‘The Boss’ as ‘The Black Mamba’ finally made its World Premiere on Friday night.
NIKE SPORTSWEAR ‘LOS FEARLESS’ CLUBHOUSE
Nike Basketball’s ‘Los Fearless’ theme was translated into an amazing event space on Hollywood & Vine, with the World Premiere of ‘The Black Mamba’ being the main event.
NIKE AIR YEEZY 2 – SNEAK PEEK
Hate it or love it, there’s no denying you’ve been waiting for it. Check out the Nike Air Yeezy 2 in its first ever public appearance.
Nike Air Yeezy 2
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