The 30 Most Iconic NBA All-Star Sneaker Moments of the Past 30 Years

20. Paul Pierce Gets His Sneakers Signed Before the Game, and Plays in Them Anyway.

Year: 2002
Sneaker: Nike Air Max Elite
Player(s): Paul Pierce

It's crazy to see superstar athletes sign things for each other - it's like, dude, you're supposed to be signing autographs, not getting them - but it happenes every year at All-Star. And why not? It's not like these guys are all together in one place all the time. And while no years were quite as crazy as 1997 in Cleveland when the 50th anniversary of the NBA brought together the NBA's Top 50, it's a tradition that still takes place. Paul Pierce took things to a new level in 2002, though, having everyone sign his green patent Air Max Elites before the game - then playing in them. Chauncey Billups did the same exact thing with his adidas in 2008.

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