LeBron James, debuting his latest rendition of the ‘Lebronald Palmers’ and slam dunk champion Zach LaVine stole the ‘sole’ show at NBA All-Star Weekend, igniting social media and sneaker blogs alike with what they wore on the floor in New York City.
During Saturday’s East practice, James revealed a never-before-seen player exclusive colorway of the LeBron 12 Low in a multi-color look resembling his original LeBron 9 Low with yellow, teal and pink accents.
LeBronald Palmer 12 Lows pic.twitter.com/hFmGixiBpq
— SneakerHooked (@SneakerHooked) February 15, 2015
LaVine, a rookie with the Minnesota Timberwolves, strengthened his personal brand with a weekend to remember on the sneaker scene, first wearing the Nike Chrome Foamposite during Friday’s USA vs. World game and winning Saturday night’s dunk contest in the Kobe X AS.
The limited number mirrored sneakers released Sunday at select retailers in NYC and Nikestore.com, selling out within minutes.
— NBA (@NBA) February 14, 2015
Second-place finisher Victor Oladipo donned the Air Jordan XX9 in a special NYC-only ‘Photo Reel’ colorway, a sneaker defined by its lateral side graphic of an original 1980s Michael Jordan soaring over the Chicago skyline. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, a Jordan athlete, also wore the Photo Reels during Saturday’s Shooting Stars Challenge and a different colorway of the signature during an MVP performance in Sunday’s all-star game.
Little League baseball pitcher Mo’ne Davis, a future star on the hardwood who is the only female to throw a shutout in the LL World Series, flexed Jordan Laser IVs during Friday’s celebrity game. She wasn’t the only participant wearing heat, however.
Three-point champion Stephen Curry debuted a Charlotte Hornets-inspired makeup of the Curry 1 Low ’Father to Son’ from his signature line with Under Armour. Dell Curry wore the same colorway Saturday evening.
Win Butler, aka DJ Windows 98 and frontman of the Grammy-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire, made several shots in the paint while sporting the quickstrike Nike Air Yeezy 2s in everyone’s favorite Red October rendition. Kanye West’s final signature Nike release was an instant sellout last year and unworn pairs are currently worth over $5,000 on the secondary market.
West’s Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost was released Saturday in NYC and could’ve been secured through Adidas’ recently-released smartphone RSVP app. Only NYC residents were eligible for the first color way, a grey suede lifestyle makeup that retailed and sold out instantly despite the $350 price point.
— Andrew Won (@andy_juan) February 15, 2015
On the apparel front, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith won ASW’s first-ever fashion show Saturday afternoon, an event hosted by Kevin Hart and James. Smith edged out Chandler Parson of the Dallas Mavericks for the title. Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith were among a five-member judging panel.