On Valentine's Day (February 14), the NBA's most popular (notice how we didn't say best) will come together to play in an exhibition game in Toronto. On Thursday, the league announced the fan-voting results for each conference. Since the Center position was part of a dying breed, the NBA got rid of it for the game; the fans now vote for three Forward positions and two Guard positions.
Kobe Bryant secured his spot as he led all players with the most votes. The backcourt will consist of Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry while Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard round out the "bigs."
Besides adidas, no colorways have truly been unveiled (Nike has a Northern Lights Foamposite leak) so we'll do our best to match the shoes to the players.
Bold (not-really) All-Star Shoes Predictions:
- Kobe Bryant - Nike Kobe XI
- Stephen Curry - Under Armour Curry Two
- Russell Westbrook - Air Jordan XXX
- Kevin Durant KD 8
- Kawhi Leonard - Air Jordan XXX
The East isn't "bigger" than the West. Depending on who has a better nights rest, the tallest player will be either LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony who both stand at 6'8'.' For comparison purposes, Kevin Durant is 6'9'' and Kawhi Leonard is 6'7''.
Toronto's Kyle Lowry jumped Kyrie Irving to represent the host city, Toronto. Still popular, Dwyane Wade gets the nod as Paul George returns to the big stage.
- Kyle Lowry - adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5
- LeBron James - LeBron 13
- Paul George - Nike Hyperlive
- Carmelo Anthony - Air Jordan Melo M12
- Dwyane Wade - Li Ning Way of Wade 4