With the NBA ready to celebrate their All Stars this weekend, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite NBA All Star jerseys of the past.
1951 - the first All Star Game
1952 - George Mikan
1958 - Paul Arizin
1963 - Bill Russell
In the 1970's the league started making the All Star jerseys in the style of the city that was hosting the event.
1972 - Los Angeles
1975 - Phoenix
1980 - Landover, MD
1981 saw the return of the red, white and blue star theme for All Star jerseys.
1982 - East
1987 - East
In the mid-90's the league went back to designs that were inspired by the site of the All Star Game.
1995 - Phoenix
1996 - San Antonio
In 1997 the All Stars wore their team uniform which included a commemorative All Star patch. We defintiely prefer the All Star specific uniform to the patch. The league went back to the All Star uniform in 2004.
When we found out that Dallas was hosting this year's All Star festivities we did our research and discovered that the last time that the All Star Game was in the "Big D" was in 1986. So, our designers took that as their inspiration and came up with some headwear and tees that celebrate the NBA's marquee event, 24 years ago.
Here's the logo from 1986:
And here's that logo on some stylish new headwear:
1986 All Star Snapback Adjustable Hat
NBA All Star Two Tone Adjustable
Check out these images of the uniforms worn in '86:
James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with their game faces on.
1986 All Star Game action
Now check out these hats and tees that were inspired by these classic jerseys:
1986 NBA All Star Fitted Hat
1986 Mesh Fitted Hat
All Star Anniversary Tee
Go to www.mitchellandness.com to pick up your All Star gear.