The last time the NBA held an All-Star Game in New York, a Jordan Brand athlete (well, Brand Jordan as it was known back then) won the MVP award. Last night, the NBA brought the All-Star Game back to New York and wouldn’t you know it, a Jordan Brand athlete took home MVP honors as well. Some things just never change. Except for the unicorn, that’s kinda new.
Following in the footsteps of His Airness, Russell Westbrook put on a show inside Madison Square Garden, scoring a game-high 41 points, one shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s record set back in 1962. While rocking the Air Jordan 29, Westbrook also set a record of 27 points before halftime and pretty much set the pace for the highest scoring game in All-Star history.
Elsewhere, LeBron James scored 30 points in his Nike LeBron 12s and now is a basket away from passing Kobe Bryant – who was voted as a started but couldn’t play because he’s out for the season again – on the All-Star scoring list. James Harden debuted his Nike Hyperchase PE to the world with 30 points, Chris Paul handed out 15 assists in his Jordan CP3.VIII while Kyle Korver knocked down seven three pointers in his Nike Zoom Run The One “Zoom City” PEs. And then there was channeling Vinsanity in the Nike Hyperdunk 2014…
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Enjoy this look at all of the kicks that graced the All-Star stage. From signature shoes to legit player exclusives that will never hit retail to world premieres to freaking PRIMEKNIT WITH BOOST(!!!!), this game had a little bit of everything for sneakerheads to enjoy.
Photos courtesy of Jason Szenes, Andrew D. Bernstein, Elsa, Joe Murphy, Nathaniel S. Butler, Jesse D. Garrabrant, Brian Babineau of Getty Images/NBA Entertainment.