words // Brandon Richard
Before they take over Houston for All-Star festivities, let's take a look at what adidas Basketball was up to this past week.
Last night, the NBA announced the participants for the All-Star Saturday events and several adidas athletes will be in the mix. Damian Lillard, Brandon Knight, Jeff Teague and Jrue Holiday will compete in the Skills Challenge; Brook Lopez will represent in the Eastern Conference in Shooting Stars; and "The Manimal" Kenneth Faried will be wearing stripes when he takes on a stacked field in the Slam Dunk Contest. They'll join All-Stars Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan (along with Holiday and Lopez) in Houston.
On the court, we're still enjoying Hardwood Classics month, which features six teams wearing popular 90s throwback uniforms. Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks brought back the "Spreadwings" unis against the Pacers on Tuesday, while Taj Gibson and the Chicago Bulls have been doing work in classic pinstripes. Ersan Ilyasova's Milwaukee Bucks rolled out the "Full Buck" look and John Salmons is representing out west in Sacramento's "Checkerboard" uniforms. Tonight, the Miami Heat will host the Los Angeles Clippers in "Deep Red."
In terms of sneakers, it was a pretty strong week for the TMAC 1 and D Rose 3. J-Smoove and Deshawn Stevenson broke out the Black/Red/Gold colorway that matches the "Spreadwings" unis perfectly, while Iman Shumpert rocked the Royal/Lead pair against Washington. Mike Conley debuted black and white-based colorways of the Rose 3 and Damian Lillard laced up the 'Home' colorway
Check out the top 3-Stripes sightings from the past week in today's 'Hardwood Classics' adidas Basketball NBA Sneaker Watch.
Josh Smith - adidas TMAC 1
Jeff Teague - adidas adizero Crazy Light Low
Deshawn Stevenson - adidas TMAC 1
John Wall - adidas Top Ten 2000
Jimmy Butler - adidas Rose 773 Light
Marquis Teague - adidas Top Ten 2000
Taj Gibson - adidas rose 773 Light
Tim Duncan - adidas Crazy Fast
Nene - adidas adipower Howard
Iman Shumpert - adidas TMAC 1
John Salmons - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 "Nightmare"
Dwight Howard - adidas D Howard Light 'Away'
Serge Ibaka - adidas Crazy Fast PE
Jrue Holiday - adidas Crazy Fast PE
Luc Mbah a Moute - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Low
Ersan Ilyasova - adidas Crazy Fast
Avery Bradley - adidas Real Deal
Eric Gordon - adidas Crazy Shadow PE
Mike Conley - adidas Rose 3 "Blackout"
Devin Harris - adidas Crazy Shadow
Mike Conley - adidas Rose 3
Jerryd Bayless - adidas Top Ten 2000 "Rivalry Pack"
Nicolas Batum - adidas Crazy Fast
Damian Lillard - adidas Rose 3 'Home'
Ricky Rubio - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2