Is It the Shoes?

One of the most exciting competitions during NBA All-Star is who will break out the coolest kicks.

"It's the biggest stage, All-Star weekend, and guys want to have the best shoe out there," Cleveland Cavaliers swingman LeBron James, who will wear his Nike All-Star Zoom LeBron III, told USA Today. "Personally, I take a lot of pride in it because I want to have the best shoe out there. I had the best one last year."

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, making his first All-Star start, will sport his red, white and blue Converse signature shoe simply dubbed Wade. Kobe Bryant will put his feet back in the Nike shoe ring, sporting the Zoom Kobe I.

Allen Iverson's All-Star footwear is a celebration of his 10th year in the league. His first Reebok signature shoe was The Question. This weekend Iverson will be styling the Answer IX, featuring an on/off switch. Its technology allows players to slip on the shoe, turn on the pump and inflate the shoe to a comfortable level.

As John Horan of Sporting Goods Intelligencesaid in USA Today "This is a fun event where there is lots of TV coverage, talk about what the players are wearing. It's all become part of the whole all-star game weekend."

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