As you probably know the NBA All Star Game is in Houston this year. Houston hosted the All Star Game in 2006, and before that, in 1989. Since 2006 is like yesterday around here, we decided to commemorate the '89 game with a cool collection of a crew, tee and hats. Before we get to that, let's remember the 1989 game. It was held on February 12 and it was the first time that Houston hosted the stars of the NBA. The West squad was coached by Pat Riley while the East had Lenny Wilkens calling the shots. Starters for the West: John Stockton, Alex English, Karl Malone, Dale Ellis, Hakeem Olajuwon. Starters for the East: Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkely, Moses Malone and Dominique Wilkins. The West dominated the first half and headed to the locker room up 87 - 59. The East squad dominated after the break and made it a game by scoring 75 second half points to the West's 56 points. Final score - West 143 - East 134. The MVP was Karl Malone who finished with 28 points and 9 rebounds.
Now on to the gear. Take a look below and check out the great stuff we've made to recognize and remember this game and these uniforms.
All this good stuff is now available at the Mitchell & Ness flagship store and will be on our site in the next couple of days. In Houston, you can get it at City Gear.
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.
be sure to check us out at Jam Session.
Enjoy All Star Weekend everyone!
We are happy to announce the release of two very special All Star jerseys. But before we get to that, a little history.
The 1998 NBA All Star Game was held on February 8 in Madison Square Garden. And if there wasn't enough hype with the game being played in the Big Apple, it was also the first All Star meeting of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. It was Jordan's 12th appearance and Kobe's first.
The East squad, coached by Larry Bird, easily took care of George Karl's West 135 - 114. Michael captured his third All Star MVP trophy finshing with 23 points / 6 rebounds / 8 assists / 3 steals. The young guy defintiely made his presence felt for the West finishing with an impressive stat line - 18 points / 6 rebounds / 1 assist / 2 steals.
To commemorate this game and match-up, we are happy to announce the release of Michael's and Kobe's 1998 All Star jerseys. These limited jerseys will be available for the first time this weekend at the Mitchell & Ness section of the NBA Jam Session in LA. Jam Session is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this Friday - Monday.
Both jerseys come with the 1998 NBA All star patch and date / player label above the Hardwood Classic jocktag.
And one last bonus on the Jordan jersey, since this jersey is part of our Michael Jordan Collection, it comes with a collectible hang tag including an image of Michael and his stats from the game.
These jerseys, Made In The U.S.A by the way, retail for $300 each. Don't worry if you are not in LA this weekend, they will be available at the Mitchell & Ness retail store, the NBA Store in NYC and at store.nba.com very soon. We will let you know as soon as they arrive.