Nike's All-Star Lineup

Herewith is your guide to what your favorite NBA Stars are wearing for the All-Star Weekend.

We start out with above for who else? Kobe Bryant, with his signature Nike Zoom Kobe IV. The rather simplistic design and ordinary colors contrive to make it my personal favorite of the bunch. Call me old – school, but I like it.

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Watching Hoops Is Exciting Again

The only thing really I can say about Gasol going to LA is – hallelujah. If there’s anything I can say in my brief stint at playing Yahoo Fantasy Basketball, it’s that the lack of quality big men, even in the most popular and most monied basketball league in the world, is appalling.

Which is to say, that should a team be lucky enough to land anyone even near the quality of a Pau Gasol, let alone that team be the currently over – achieving and always popular Lakers, then by golly that’s an incredible feat in itself. I am by no means a Lakers fan (although Kobe’s recent appearance here changed my opinion of him completely), yet even I’m excited. It’s like the whole league suddenly became interesting again by just that one move. Considering the Lakers aren’t doing so badly, they might even give the Celtics a worthy challenge. And how mind – blowing is that? LA vs. Boston all over again. My God the whole idea makes me shake in my boots.

A few more notable things re the trade:

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