Sneaker Watch: Battle for I-95

LeBron enjoying seeing some of his old friends for the first time in a while.

words // Brandon Richard

In the most recent showcase of offseason all-star basketball action, stars like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul traveled to Philadelphia as part of Team Melo to play Team Philly in the “Battle for I-95” at the Palestra. Team Philly, comprised of homegrown talent like Tyreke Evans, Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams and Hakim Warrick, took on the LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul-led Team Melo. Not expected to have much of a chance in the game, it was Team Philly that came away with the surprising 131-122 victory. Lowry led the way for Team Philly, pouring in 34 points on the night. Hakim Warrick had a big 19-point, 12-rebound double double.

A frustrated LeBron led Team Melo with 43 points and 23 rebounds, missing 16 field goal attempts on the night, including shooting just 1-for-8 from three point range. Anthony finished with 31 points and 17 rebounds, while CP3 contributed 6 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. All three stars played the entire 48 minutes.

You know what happened in the game – now take a look at what basketball shoes were being worn during Sunday’s “Battle for I-95” in this installment of Sneaker Watch.

Sneaker Watch: The Battle for I-95

Kyle Lowry wearing Nike Zoom Kobe VIKyle Lowry warms up for Team Philly in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

LeBron James wearing Nike LeBron 8 PSLeBron James debuted an exclusive colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 PS.

Hakim Warrick wearing Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011Hakim Warrick playfully tugs on Chris Paul’s jersey in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.

Jason Thompson dunks on LeBron JamesJason Thompson of the Sacramento Kings dunked on LeBron.

Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP 2'QuickSpeaking of Paul, here he is scrambling for a loose ball in his new CP 2’Quick Jordan shoes.

Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP 2'Quick; LeBron James wearing Nike LeBron 8 PSA closer look at the new Chris Paul and LeBron shoes.

Tyreke Evans wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011Tyreke Evans attempts a layup in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.

Lou Williams wearing Converse DefconLou Williams debuted the new Defcon Converse basketball shoes.

Carmelo Anthony wearing Jordan Melo M7 AdvanceCarmelo Anthony dunks in the Jordan Melo M7 Advance.

Carmelo Anthony wearing the Jordan Melo M7 AdvanceA closer look at Melo’s Jordan shoes.

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