Everyone knows NBA All-star Weekend brings out the best in celebrities and fashion. Many celebrities were in attendance this year in Los Angeles. Some of the musical guests included: Kanye West, Drake, Snoop Dog, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Justin Beiber,Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Keri Hilson, and Lenny Kravitz. Among the movie and television stars in attendance were Dustin Hoffman, Spike Lee, Nick Cannon, CNN host Piers Morgan, Forest Whitaker, Jack Nicholas, Chris Tucker, along with Terrell Owens, and tennis star Venus Williams.
While an assortment of celebrities were in the building, the NBA All-stars were guaranteed to put on a show. And that they did. Each one of the NBA All-stars either stated their case for the 2011 All-NBA team, or showcased their new line of fashionable shoes. This year’s NBA All-Star game showcased lots of big names, a lot of offense and no defense. It also showcased some of the newest and freshest NBA All-Star Sneakers known to man. Check out these fresh kicks after the jump.
Despite the Swoosh’s attempt at controlling the kicks worn by the players under contract with them in this year’s All-Star game, players still got a chance to break out new colorways of their favorite models throughout the weekend. Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan showcased how deep his Kobe VI collection goes, JaVale McGee changed his sneakers for every dunk he did during this year’s Dunk Contest. Jordan Brand players were in full effect, showcasing numerous types of Jordan shoes.
Top 5 Kicks during All-Star Weekend
5. DeMar DeRozan
This Raptor’s player shows off his Kobe VI ID’s during this year’s dunk contest.
4. John Wall
This Washington Wizard’s player threw it down in these exclusive Zig Slashes, which were personally made for All-Star Weekend. John had a contest for his fans, enabling them to design a shoe he would then showcase for All-Star Weekend.
3. James Harden
This Oklahoma City Thunder player is shown in the rookie/sophomore game with these Kobe VI Sunsets.
2. JaVale McGee
This Washington Wizards player who changed his shoes before every dunk attempt definitely deserves a spot on this list. He is shown here with two different Peak shoes on. Later, while attempting to dunk on two different nets, McGee shows off his yellow Peaks.
1. The Miami Heatiles
D-Wade and Lebron James show off their own swag with All-Star Edition shoes. Dwayne Wade is shown here in the Air Jordan 2011 All Star East Edition shoes. Lebron breaks down the defense wearing his signature Zoom LeBrons VIII’s made specifically for the game.
As much as I hate to say it, Justin Bieber is my honorable mention here. Bieber won the celebrity All-Star game MVP and showcased his own style with these Adidas Crazy 8’s. I mean, they clearly don’t match his uniform, but what more do you want from a 16-year-old pop singer? At least he tried.