There’s no draw in sports quite like the NBA All-Star Weekend. The mid-season exhibition calls on the game’s most elite hoopers, sensational dunkers, laser-focused perimeter shooters, and sure-handed passers for a full-on display of basketball prowess, and year in and year out, this convening of pure talent attracts droves of celebrities and devoted fans to the host cities – all in celebration of basketball.
For as long as we can remember, the All-Star Weekend has served as a hot spotlight for sneakers, with brands such as Nike, Jordan, and adidas focusing on the week to launch their most coveted products or to debut new ones on the All-Star court. Buying sneakers during the All-Star festivities has become and annual tradition observed by sneaker fans across the globe, and with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee for Nike, Jordan, Yeezy, and adidas footwear priced $100 and above, building the ultimate All-Star sneaker collection just got much easier.
Air Jordan 4
Air Jordan 6
Air Jordan 11
Changing of seasons
Michael Jordan popularized the sneaker “debut” at All-Star Weekend. Here are some standouts.
All eyes are on Michael Jordan when he steps on this court. With this in mind, Nike began to debut the newest Air Jordans during the All-Star Weekend, marking the changing of the guard for MJ’s footwear while re-energizing Air Jordan fans with some new footwear to look forward to. Some of the most memorable All-Star Game debuts were in 1989, when Jordan dropped 28 points in the Air Jordan 4 “Black/Cement”, in 1991, the season where MJ won his first title, and in 1996, his first All-Star Game after his first retirement. All three classics are available now on eBay, backed by their Authenticity Guarantee.
Air Jordan 4 Bred
Nike Air Foamposite One
Nike LeBron 9
Nike KD 4
The Galaxy Pack
Nike Basketball’s meteoric rise in popularity reached a peak of supernova status in 2012.
At the absolute peak of basketball shoe madness, Nike delivered a supernova in the form of the “Galaxy Pack”. Honing in on space travel, the Swoosh decorated its most popular sneakers with intergalactic themes that to this day are considered the best Nike Basketball releases in history. The Air Foamposite One, perhaps the most popular sneaker at the time, introduced a “Galaxy” colorway comprised of a cosmic pattern with glow-in-the-dark soles. Also dropping that year was the LeBron 9“Big Bang” and KD 4 “Galaxy”, a fitting nod to the two All-Star captains for the 2021 game. All three are available now on eBay.
Nike Air Foamposite One Galaxy
adidas YEEZY 750
adidas EQT Elevation
Three Striped Stardom
From Kobe to Kanye, adidas has steadily delivered game-changers and iconoclasts at All-Star Weekend.
While the sneakers worn on the court attracted the eyes of hoops fans, the off-the-court stylings brought in the massive demographic of sneakerheads.The crossover between sneaker culture and basketball fandom is rather vast, and adidas delivered on that front with several game-changing releases that shifted the tides of power. In 2015 alone, we saw the debut of the Ultra Boost, arguably the most significant adidas shoe of the 21st century. Kanye West’s first release with adidas also came in the form of the Yeezy 750. And finally, we can’t discuss All-Star Weekend without paying homage to the late Kobe Bryant, who put himself on the map during the ’97 Dunk Contest wearing the EQT Elevation. eBay’s the place to track down these prized adidas gems with their Authenticity Guarantee.
adidas UltraBOOST OG
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