As the NBA’s best players prepare to roll into New Orleans for All-Star Weekend, it's worth taking a look back at some of the most memorable moments the festivities have brought us over the years.
Whether it's the Rookie Challenge on Friday, All-Star Saturday competitions, or the All-Star Game that caps off the weekend on Sunday night, there have been plenty of great moments supplied by each night of All-Star Weekend. Aside from the games, another major piece of All-Star Weekend is the plethora of limited edition sneakers that players break out throughout the festivities.
Over the years brands like Nike, Adidas, and Jordan have laced up their athletes in limited edition shoes that are exclusive to the All-Star Game, with themes and collections usually inspired by the host cities. Perhaps the most memorable was Nike’s 2012 collection that dropped at the peak of Nike Basketball’s hype during All-Star Weekend in Orlando. The sneakers caused mass hysteria, and featured the likes of the highly coveted “Galaxy” Foamposite One, “Big Bang” LeBron 9, and “Galaxy” KD 4.
Despite all of the great sneakers NBA All-Star Weekend has given us over the years, there are also a ton of shoes that didn’t hit the mark. Sometimes the shoes worn by the players just don’t live up to the All-Star caliber talent that they are supposed to represent. Whether via a terrible model, a terrible colorway, a questionable brand, or even all of the above thrown into one, there have been some above average players lacing up below average footwear.
There are a ton of terrible kicks to choose from over the years, but we have narrowed it down to what we believe are the 10 worst sneakers worn in NBA All-Star history.