The NBA is the home of some of the most outlandish outfits on the planet. From Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade's over the top looks to Tim Duncan's patented baggy attire, there is no shortage of entertainment when it comes to pre and post game attire.
For the first time ever, the league is capitalizing on this thanks to LeBron James' Springhill Production Company, who will be hosting a fashion show competition as part of the All-Star festivities this weekend. This is the NBA in 2015.
Los Angeles Clippers' All-Star forward, Blake Griffin, will be out of the lineup indefinitely due to a staph infection in his elbow. Griffin, who was named as a starter on the Western Conference All-Stat team, will therefore be unable to compete in next weekend's All Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is just a couple weeks away from celebrating most of the league’s finest players. The midseason classic (or casually-played fan bait, whatever your take is) annually features the best collection of talent on a single court in the World.
Of course, not all of them will be there. Some truly deserving hopefuls always find themselves left out of the party – especially true this season with a fiercely competitive talent boom in the West.
We’re offering those players some consolation here with our (belated) All-Star Snubs for 2015:
As is the case every Wednesday night, there was a full slate of games for our enjoyment last night- highlighted by epic scoring performances from Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry.
Westbrook tied his career-high with 45 points in a win against the Pelicans while Chef Curry went off for 51 points, including 26 in the third quarter, at the Oracle Arena. Sandwiched in between those two outrageous offensive outputs were two of the greatest posterizing dunks all season- one from the league and one from the NCAA.
This year's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will take place on Friday, February 13th at 7pm from Madison Square Garden. Some familiar faces will be participating in this year's event including funny man Kevin Hart, Common, Michael Rapaport, and Nick Cannon.
After back-to-back MVP's in 2012 and 2013, Kevin Hart was dethroned last year by the United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Since Duncan won't be participating this year, the MVP-award is up for grabs.
Kyrie Irving has announced that he will be the final entrant in an already stack 3-point competition, an event he won back in 2013. In addition to Irving, the 3-point competition will include Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews and JJ Reddick.
The Cavs' All-Star point guard is shooting just a shade under 41% from behind the arc this season, which happens to be fourth best among those competing in the contest. Korver leads all shooting 53.7% followed by Thompson and Reddick.