Eastbay’s 2015-2016 Basketball All-Stars

Eastbay’s 2015-2016 Basketball All-Stars

Eastbay's NBA All-Stars

This year’s 65th NBA All-Star teams have been announced, and we’re happy to have ten Eastbay athletes heading to Toronto for the game. Eastbay is for the dedicated, the driven, and the focused — it’s why athletes dream of being on our cover. The following athletes are a testament to the goals and values of Eastbay, and without further ado, our 2015-2016 NBA All-Stars:

STEPHEN CURRY (PG) – GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

What’s there to say about Curry that hasn’t already been said? Last year’s MVP also won 2015’s 3-point contest with a record 27 points. While trying to defend that title this year, Curry will try to add a new piece of hardware that he’s never had: All-Star Game MVP.

DRAYMOND GREEN (F) – GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Draymond, one of three Warriors on this year’s crew, wasn’t necessarily surprised by being named an All-Star, but he was certainly caught off guard with how he found out. We were impressed he was able to hold back tears. Moms, man…

PAUL GEORGE (SG) – INDIANA PACERS

Despite a not-so-great supporting cast and coming off of an ACL tear, PG is carrying the (currently in 8th) Pacers into the playoffs. When times are tough, PG gets tougher. He’s made the All-Star team every season since 2013, with the exception of last year due to his season-long injury.

LEBRON JAMES (F) – CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Despite all the noise, the pressure, and the off-court distractions, LeBron James has been a cool customer this season (he’s averaging nearly identical numbers to last year). As the Cavs struggle to mesh, they at least know their identity: LBJ. And he’ll carry that competitive dedication into the All-Star game. You can count on that.

JAMES HARDEN (G) – HOUSTON ROCKETS

The bearded baron has been a scoring machine this season, averaging 27.5 points per game and nearly 7 assists. He’s ready for any challenge, and his fearlessness has allowed him to sink some ludicrous game winners. Often overshadowed by Stephen Curry (who isn’t?), he still has the filthiest step-back in all of basketball. This will be his fourth straight All-Star appearance.

ANTHONY DAVIS (C) – NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Loud, proud, and uni-browed, Anthony Davis is making his third straight All-Star appearance, averaging 22 points and 10 boards per game. Though he’s struggled with injuries, Davis is playing like an All-Star, and deserves his spot on the squad.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK (G) – OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

Last year’s All-Star Game MVP stays hungry, and will probably try to repeat his ridiculous 41 point performance, which helped break the record for most total points scored in an All-Star game. Though it will be tough to repeat a night like that — just look at where he was pulling up from!

KEVIN DURANT (G/F) – OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

With seven straight appearances, KD is a permanent fixture on All-Star weekend. It’s crazy to think that two stars as big and bright as Russ and KD can share not only the same sky, but also the same court. Grab your telescopes and watch as the 2012 All-Star Game MVP tries to regain his former title from his fellow teammate.

CHRIS PAUL (PG) – LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

In 2013, Chris Paul led the West with 20 points and 15 assists to earn the All-Star MVP Award. He has nearly the same regular season numbers this year as he did that year, so is it destiny for him to regain his past All-Star Weekend glory? This will be Chris Paul’s ninth overall All-Star appearance.

KOBE BRYANT (SG) – LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Eighteen straight All-Star Game appearances. Eighteen straight. No matter how many times you say it, that accomplishment is hard to fathom. Though some may question this bid, it’s an incredible nod to his career achievements, fierce competitiveness, and his endearing presence in the game of basketball. Hats off to Kobe for a tremendous accomplishment.

Tell us in the comments below who you think will win the dunk contest, 3-point contest, and All-Star Game MVP!

Jordan CP3.VII AE

Jordan CP3.VII AE

Jordan CP.VII AE (5)

words // Brandon Richard
images // Tyler Berry

Part of this season’s Playoff Pack, the Jordan Brand introduces the CP3.VII AE for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.

A throwback to times when athletes laced up all-business black sneakers for the postseason, the CP3.VII AE sports a black base with team-inspired infrared hits and reflective detailing as a nod to the Air Jordan V. The CP3.VII AE’s exposed dynamic flywire technology provides a superior lockdown fit and a no-sew construction is integrated for enhanced comfort.

Celebrate the path to the championship by picking up Chris Paul’s new Jordan shoes for $125 next Wednesday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

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Jordan CP3.VII – ‘Bel-Air’

Jordan CP3.VII – ‘Bel-Air’

Jordan CP3.VII - 'Bel-Air'

words // Brandon Richard

To launch Chris Paul’s brand new signature shoe, Jordan Brand leads with a colorway inspired by East LA and the era he grew up in.

The ‘Bel-Air’ Jordan CP3.VII sports a court purple leather upper, accented by vibrant 80s-inspired hits of pink blue and neon green. Below sits a speckled grey midsole and icy translucent rubber outsole.

Designed to accommodate CP3’s speed and aggressive style of play, the CP3.VII features Nike Zoom technology, dynamic Flywire support and a herringbone pattern on the outsole for multidirectional traction.

Engineered to provide responsive cushioning, Podulon has been swapped out for Podulite. Flywire technology is customizable through the laces and wraps the midfoot and arch for an adaptive fit. Perforations throughout the upper enhance breathability.

Keeping’s up with Paul’s speed, synthetic heel stirrups wrap around the heel and integrate with the laces for a lockdown fit.

Ahead of tomorrow’s official launch, you can grab these 80s-themed Chris Paul shoes here today.

Available: Jordan CP3.VII – ‘Bel-Air’

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Jordan CP3.VI AE – Jekyll & Hyde Pack

Jordan CP3.VI AE – Jekyll & Hyde Pack

words // Luis Sanchez

Originally introduced last season, the Jordan Brand brings back the Jekyll & Hyde storyline over the all new Jordan CP3.VI AE.

Representing Chris Paul’s split on and off court personalities, CP3’s latest Jordan shoes arrive in exact opposite colorways inspired by Jekyll & Hyde. Jekyll inspires the grey-based look for the CP3.VI AE, while bright crimson represent’s Chris Paul’s opposite “Hyde” personality over the second pair. Each look also sports hits of electric green, volt and black to finish them off.

The all new Jordan CP3.VI AE “Jekyll & Hyde” Pack is now available in limited quantities here at Eastbay.

Available: Jordan CP3.VI AE – Jekyll & Hyde Pack

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Jordan CP3.VI – Multi-Color

Jordan CP3.VI – Multi-Color

words // Luis Sanchez

Chris Paul’s signature line continues to impress this season with the arrival of this multi-color pair to close out the regular season.

Already released in a number of colorways here at Eastbay,  CP’s regular season Jordan shoes return complee with their Hyperfuse constructed build and Podulon cushioning system. An interesting multi-color finish takes over most the CP3.VI’s upper on these, while challenge red hits the collar lining and midsole. White Jumpman logos top them off, matching CP3’s classic logo on the tongue.

Pick up this latest CP3.VI from Eastbay today.

Available: Jordan Cp3.VI – Multi-Color

 Jordan CP3.VI Multi-Color