What a Valentine’s NBA All-Star Saturday Night! The Rising Stars competition went to the Detroit Pistons squad as they defeated the home team Phoenix Suns team. The Skills Competition went to rookie Derek Rose as he defeated Tony Parker, Devin Harris, and Mo Williams. The 3-Point Competition went to the the Miami Heat’s Daequan Cook as he defeated Orlando’s Rashard Lewis in a tie breaker 19-7. Finally, the most anticipated event of the night was the Slam Dunk Contest. The finals featured Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard. It was close and exciting but a dunk by Nate in which he jumped over Dwight sealed the deal and led him to victory. All-Star Game is Sunday Night!
Via Sneaker Files
The Rookies and Sophomores took to the court last night in Phoenix as apart of All Star Weekend 2009 where Kevin Durant went for 46 points lead the Sophomores over the rookies, 122-116. While racking up 46 points and the title of MVP of the Rookie Challenge, Durant sported his Nike KD1 was featured at the beginning of the month highlighting the gradient design on the upper and the combination of black and light blue. As for some of the players on the Rookie and Sophomore team, Nike athletes sported the Nike Huarache 2009, one of the choice sneakers for O.J Mayo, Chris Bosh and Tony Parker. The Huarache 2009 conforms to the jersey colors of both sides and reads Rookies and Sophomores corresponding to the 1st or 2nd year players.