Kyrie Irving earned MVP honors and led Team Chuck to victory with a game high 34 points.
words // Luis Sanchez
Team Chuck cruises to victory in this year's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge thanks to 34 points from rookie Cavs' guard Kyrie Irving.
Earning MVP honors, Cavs rookie Kyrie Irving led his squad to victory over Team Shaq in a Cavaliers' inspired Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 PE. Irving hit eight three-pointers for Team Chuck, who's squad also benefitted from impressive performances by Indiana's Paul George in the Zoom Kobe VII iD and Philadelphia's Evan Turner in the "Year of the Dragon" Li-Ning Turning Point.
Team Shaq was also filled with an array of eye-catching sneakers in the losing effort, lead by 20 points from Tristan Thompson in an Air Max Soldier V PE. Three of Nike Basketball's most exciting young stars were also laced with some impressive footwear for Team Shaq, with Ricky Rubio rocking a silver-based Hyperfuse 2011 PE, Jeremy Lin in a Knicks-inspired Hyperfuse Low iD, and Blake Griffin in a "Rising Stars" Hyperdunk 2011 PE.
Enjoy a look at all of the action and sneakers seen on court below, as part of our 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Sneaker Watch.
Photos courtesy of: Yahoo! Sports
John Wall elevates for a dunk in an All-Star colorway of the Reebok Zig Encore.
Paul George added 23 points for Team Chuck in the Nike Zoom Kobe VII PE.
Landry Field was all over the court in a Rising Stars Zoom Kobe VII PE.
Blake Griffin was laced with a "Rising Stars" Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 PE.
Pistons' rookie Brandon Knight hit the court in the "All-Star" adidas adiZero Shadow.
Tristan Thompson gets a dunk in the Nike Air Max Soldier V PE.
Bobcats' rookie Kemba Walker was seen in an Under Armour Micro G Funk PE.
Evan Turner posts up in the Li-Ning "Year of the Dragon" Turning Point.
Another look at Landry Fields' "Rising Stars" Nike Zoom Kobe VII PE.
Norris Cole raided his teammates' locker and hit the court in a Nike LeBron 9 PE colorway.
Knicks' sensation Jeremy Lin scored only 2 points in a NIKEiD colorway of the Zoom Hyperfuse Low.
The young Timberwolf Ricky Rubio rocked a "Rising Stars" Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 PE.
Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins was also treated to a "Rising Stars" Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 PE.
Derrick WIlliams repped for Under Armour in an All-Star colorway of the Micro G Bloodline.