words // Brandon Richard
Last night, six of the league's top point guards put their fundamentals to the test in the 2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge. This year, defending champion Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs was joined by fellow All-Star Jrue Holiday, Rookie of the Year front-runner Damian Lillard, Brandon Knight, Jeff Teague and Jeremy Lin. With Parker stumbling out of the gate, it was the youngster Lillard who put it all together on this night, beating Jrue Holiday out in the final round to become the new Skills Challenge champion.
This year's Skills Challenge field was adidas Basketball heavy; Lillard, Holiday and Knight each rocked different colorways of the Rose 3.5, while Teague competed in Antoine Walker's Kentucky-inspired Real Deal. Tony Parker laced up a pair of his new PEs from PEAK, while Lin rounded out the group in golden Hypergamers.
Read on for a look at what was worn in the 2013 Skills Challenge.
Damian Lillard - adidas Rose 3.5 "The Spark"
Jrue Holiday - adidas Rose 3.5 "Triple Blue"
Tony Parker - PEAK Team Lightning All-Star PE
Brandon Knight - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"
Jeff Teague - adidas Real Deal "Bluegrass"
Jeremy Lin - Nike Lunar Hypergamer Low PE