Crazy as it seems, the 2012 NBA All-Star Game is only a few short weeks away, as the big weekend kicks off on Friday, February 24. And now, we finally know what the stars will be wearing for the big game on Sunday, thanks to the League’s official outfitter, adidas. who today unveiled the gear we’ll see for the 61st ASG in Orlando. More details, from our friends at adidas:
The 2012 NBA All-Star uniforms were designed by adidas and inspired by the 20th anniversary of the memorable 1992 NBA All-Star game which was also held in Orlando. Inspired by the Sunshine State and the fun atmosphere of NBA All-Star weekend, adidas NBA All-Star basketball shoes feature bright orange coloring to pay homage to Orlando’s Orange County and the state’s famous oranges.
The All-Star jerseys feature oversized East and West All-Star block lettering that was inspired by 1992 jerseys. The jackets and jerseys feature dip-dyed hardwood heather pattern inspired by the floor of the Orlando Arena where the game was held. The tonal blue and red, and three stripes silver and gold accent coloring on the jerseys and short sides will make the uniforms stand out on court. The woven NBA All-Star shorts are inspired by board shorts and also feature a sublimated mesh pattern for high performance and breathability.
Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose will wear the special orange colorway of their newest adidas signature shoes during the NBA All-Star Game. Five-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will sport the adiPower Howard 2, while two-time NBA All-Star Derrick Rose will wear the adizero Rose 2.5. adidas Originals will release a special version of the AR2.0.
adidas Originals leads the off-court line with the AR2.0. Following up on the popular adi-Rise model, the AR2.0 is inspired by the iconic adidas Forum Mid basketball shoe, but with a modern off-court look featuring a clean vulcanized sole and patent leather strap. It features gold stars on the sockliner and navy/orange colorway to tie to NBA All-Star in Orlando and is available now for MSRP $95 at Foot Locker.