by Brendan Dunne

Not every participant in this year's All-Star weekend can have a fancy signature sneaker release.

For the Nike Basketball athletes that aren't on that level just yet, shoes like the Nike Hyperdunk 2014 become the standard. Marco Belinelli is one of the many players who will be wearing the shoe this weekend, and his pair comes with some special Italian flair. The sneaker matches the colors of his home country's flag and reads "IT" on the tongues to further cement the connection.

Marco Belinelli will be wearing this Nike Hyperdunk 2014 player exclusive as he participates in this weekend's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

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