NBA’s 2014 All-Star Game is scheduled to take place in New Orleans on Feburary 16th, and we’ve teamed up with UK-based graphic designer Commonlight for a huge feature documenting the East-West Starting 5 sneakers and Slam Dunk Contest Winners through his original illustrations. Sure, this year’s dope lineup of ASG Sneakers deserve their shine, but let’s not forget where it all started. The exclusive Modern Notoriety x Commonlight visual documentary begins at 1994 and ends at 2014, documenting the past 20 years in NBA All-Star Game sneaker history.
Everyday from now until NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off, we’ll be posting daily illustrations showcasing some of the most iconic sneakers worn by even more legendary players. Each day you’ll view highlights of that particular year with images featuring an original illustration of the shoe, the brand and model of the shoe, along with the starting player who wore that special piece. You can call this class Fundamentals of ASG Sneaker Game 101.
Today, we start our trip down memory lane with the 1994 All-Star Game held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The East All-Stars won the game with the score of 127–118, and Chicago’s own Scottie Pippen won MVP of the game, while Isaiah Rider won the Slam Dunk Contest. Keep reading to learn a thing or two and we’re sure you’ll find a sneaker here you’ll be on the hunt for soon. Check back tomorrow for our post on the 1995 game, but in the meantime, check our Instagram for updates regarding a special All-Star Weekend contest where you could win a limited edition print of Commonlight’s illustrations.
To view All-Star Sneaker Highlights from previous years, click here.