The revamped Cleveland Cavaliers are invincible (2-0, but not better than the Toronto Raptors), Giannis Antetokounmpo claimed another player's soul, and Damian Lillard (44 points, plus the win) and Kevin Durant (50) just had the most epic duel—not before Steve Kerr told Draymond Green, "Ah, f*ck it. You coach."
To take your mind off the recent intense developments and to get you revved up for the highly anticipated midseason extravaganza, FHM compiled the sneakers that will be rocked by your favorite players come Sunday. Most of these pairs can be purchased, so choose wisely:
These special LA Chuck Taylors
While unlikely to be game-worn, an NBA-themed release from Converse is only fitting in time for the exhibition, especially with a pair made popular by the likes of legends Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. The collection, which used the Chuck 70 sillhoutte, celebrates some of the league's most decorated franchises and is available in "Franchise" and "Legends" designs.
Air Jordan 32 'Free Throw Line' and Jordan Why Not Zer0.1
His Airness taking over the All-Star apparel doesn't end with those crisp B&W uniforms. The event pack includes fresh takes of the Jordan flagship's latest model and Russell Westbrook's sigs, if you're not a fan of the Air Jordan 3 retro. It also features a custom tribute jersey for the Chicago Bull buff, as well as modernized classic Air Jordans for female fans.
Bape x Adidas Dame 4
Well, that's one way to get noticed. After being snubbed for the past two consecutive years, Dame Dolla marks his ASG comeback with an off-the-wall collab with the King Kong of streetwear. Lillard's signature sneaker with Three Stripes gets the iconic "shark teeth," camouflage, and WGM (world gone mad) treatment in three colorways—green, red, and black.
Nike LeBron 15 'Rust Pink,' KD 10 'All-Star,' Kyrie 4 'Tie Dye'
It's been quite busy for the Swoosh brand in recent weeks, and not just as the NBA's official outfitter. For the superstar-studded affair, LeBron James will lace up a rose-colored unit, complete with speckled midsole and gold details. Meanwhile, both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are set to debut vibrant styles that were inspired by top beaches in the host city of Los Angeles.
Under Armour Curry 4
Stephen's Curry intially crucified basketball shoe line has officially turned into one of the sweetest kicks around. This all-white scheme and translucent blue outsole make up for a simple yet stunning look. The knit internal sleeve, microfiber synthetic quarter panel, and dynamic seam taping are just half of what the Curry 4 offers. Kevin Plank, you've outdone yourself again.