Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins. NBA All-Star Dunk contest. Watch the video. Enough said.
We love it when our headwear or apparel makes an appearance on All Star Saturday Night and we are happy to report that there were two Mitchell & Ness sightings this year. First was Nets guard Anthony Morrow paying tribute to Drazen Petrovic in his 1992 - 93 road jersey during the 3 point shooting contest.
Click here to read a little more about Morrow's thoughts on Petrovic.
The next sighting was courtesy of Chase Budinger during the Slam Dunk Contest. Here's a picture, but to get the real essence check out the video below.
Thanks Chase and Anthony.
Just like that, the 2012 NBA All Star Weekend has come and gone. It doesn’t matter if you were watching from home, following on twitter or lucky enough to be in Orlando, this was one for the books. Last night, the event-filled weekend came to an end with the heavyweight bout – the best players from around the league, er, we mean LA, Boston & Miami, took the floor to face off in the 2012 All Star Game.
The West set the pace early on by dropping a record 88 points in the first quarter, then combining with the East for a game total of 301 points, making this the second highest scoring ASG in NBA history.
What else happened? Here’s a list:
Dwayne Wade had the third ever triple-double during an All Star Game. Kobe and Jordan have the others
Kobe Bryant entered his 14th consecutive ASG, just 19 points shy of Michael Jordan’s All-Star career scoring record
Kevin Durant wins MVP with 36 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals
LeBron James ties Durant with 36 points
Kobe leaves the game with 27 points, passing Michael Jordan's 262 points to become the all-time, All-Star Game scoring leader
In case you completely missed the game, and these points don't quite sum it up...check out nba.com for the Top 10 Plays of the Night-
This upcoming Sunday is the 2012 NBA All-Star game in Orlando, FL. While the game isn't until Sunday, the weekend's festivities actually started yesterday at NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jam Session is just down the road from the Amway Center at the Orange County Convention Center. There are skills competitions for fans, free autograph signings and even a celebrity game. If you get a chance to attend Jam Session, make sure you stop by the Mitchell & Ness section at the NBA Shop.
Is the hockey trend making a comeback in hip hop fashion? What do you think? The 1990s pop culture was filled with bold color blocking and licensed sports apparel trends. Craig Mack, Snoop Dogg, and Phife Dawg were just a few rappers that were known to wear NHL jerseys in their videos during that decade. Is the trend returning? Last month, Drake, originally from Canada, performed at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game and The Roots performed at the NHL Winter Classic. If the NHL hip hop trend is returning, that sure is a pretty great start.
For those who may not remember the hip hop videos we mentioned, below are some screen shots.
In case you missed The Roots performance at the Winter Classic, here you go.