The 2018 NBA All Star Weekend is in Los Angeles from Feb. 16-18, 2018
The annual slam dunk is probably the most unpredictable event of the NBA All-Star weekend. When in full swing, it can be not only the highlight of the weekend but even the regular season. The American Basketball Association (ABA) held the inaugural slam dunk contest in 1976 with Julius Erving being crowned its first champion. The NBA eventually adopted the concept for the first time in 1984 when Larry Nance won the title.
Kyrie Irving is showing he is the most elite NBA All-Star early this season. The first game he lost an All-Star to a bad injury Gordon Hayward. Boston Celtics fans thought the season was over. However, the season is far from over with Kryie Irving as they improved to 12-2. The best record in the east so far. Kyrie Irving is proving his move to Boston was the right one as the Cleveland Cavs struggle. LeBron James is obviously the best player on the planet, but if Kyrie keeps up on this pace I think he can take over that title.
The partnership, which tips off during February's All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, will use Intel True VR technology to give fans a unique look at live-game action from various angles and locations throughout NBA arenas.
The 2017-2018 is in full swing and one of the early surprises is the start of the Orlando Magic. They have a 6-2 record and leading the Eastern Conference. They had big wins over Cleveland Cavs and San Antonia Spurs. The reason for this is the great game play of known NBA All-Star Dunk contestant Aaron Gordon. If you remember, Air Gordon and Zach LaVine shut the house down in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. The best in ages. LaVine eventually won, but a lot of people say Gordon was robbed.
In professional basketball, there is no greater individual accomplishment more rewarding then being selected for your league’s All-Star game. Imagine, after a long first half of the season where you put in maximum effort and drive your body and mind to its limits to be voted in to the All-Star game, but then you step onto the court and realize it’s an absolute dumpster fire of half-assed basketball.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordon Hayward this evening. The new member of the Boston Celtics suffered a horrible ankle inury in the season opener vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. I personally can't even watch it. Seeing injury like that is horrific and we really hope Gordon Hayward can make a full recovery. We seen Paul George suffer a horrible injury as well and return to All-Star calibre. We really hope Gordon Hayward can do the same. This comes at a time when the Boston Celtics picked up Kyrie Irving from Cleveland, and together with Hayward had a very promising future.
This Air Jordan 9 LA (Summit White) edition is a brand new colorway to land on the silhouette and the release is going to coincide with the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, California Feb. 16-18 to the public. Featuring a simple colorway of black and summit white mixed throughout its nubuck and leather upper, the shoe is detailed with gold accents via branding. Finishing touches consist of a Los Angeles map-inspired graphic insole and milky translucent outsole.