words // Brandon Richard
Today, the WNBA held their twelfth All-Star Game, this year's contest taking place in San Antonio for the first time in league history. The Western All-Stars were led by veteran Swin Cash, who topped all scorers with 21 points and rebounders with 12. Swin's big game was trumped by a well-balanced Eastern Conference group, spearheaded by New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter's 17-point, 7-assist night. Cash took home her second career WNBA All-Star MVP, but it was the Eastern Conference who pulled away at the end to come away with the 118-113 win.
The most impressive element of the game may have been the footwear. Matching the black and orange game uniforms were flurry of Player Exclusives, mainly from the Nike camp. Read on for a look at all of the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game sneakers.
Game MVP Swin Cash gears up in her PE Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2.
An in-game shot of Swin Cash's LeBron 8 V/2 PEs.
Renee Montgomery dishes in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Tina Charles stretches in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.
Tamika Catchings goes in for a layup wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Rebekkah Brunson warms up in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Sue Bird warms up in the Nike Air Max LeBron Soldier V.
Rebekkah attempts a layup in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Penny Taylor takes off in the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.
Seimone Augustus goes up strong in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Maya Moore gets some air in the Jordan Fly Wade.
Lindsay Whalen and Cappie Pondexter battle it out in opposing colorways of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Another look at Cappie in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Diana Taurasi shoots in a Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2.
Danielle Adams cradles a rebound in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Angel McCoughtry goes for a layup in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011; Liz Cambage defends in the Western Conference colorway.
Another look at Liz Cambage in the West Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.
Epiphanny Prince shoots in an All-Star colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
Essence Carson goes left in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Becky Hammon warms up in her Nike Zoom Kobe VI PE.
Becky Hammon and Lindsay Whalen enjoying themselves, wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI and Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 respectively.
Katie Douglas shoots a three in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.
Sylvia Fowles posts up in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.
images via ESPN