Year: 1988
Sneaker: Nike Air Jordan III

Michael Jordan was a phenom before he even stepped on an NBA floor, but by 1988-playoff record aside-he was arguably the best player in the NBA. And with the All-Star game taking place in his adopted hometown of Chicago, everyone knew he'd put on a show. He certainly did. First he defended his Slam Dunk title, then scored 40 points en route to MVP honors in the game, all in his all-new, Tinker Hatfield designed Air Jordan III. Ten days later he'd turn 25.