As a tradition, the NBA showcases their star players within the league by hosting a weekend event titled the All-Star Weekend. Every year in February the event takes place in different cities and in 1995 the weekend-long celebration took place in Phoenix, Arizona. Honoring its 45th edition, the game’s star line-up included icons such as Shaquille O’Neal (Orlando Magic), Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls), Shawn Kemp (Seattle SuperSonics), Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns), and Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks).
During this weekend they also highlight the rookies who are only beginning their journey within the NBA. They are split into two teams, Green vs White, and play to show off their skills and talents. The rookie roster during this year included Jalen Rose and Jason Kidd who eventually became basketball legends. The White team celebrated victory winning 83-79 during overtime. But what blew fans away was Eddie Jones, a rookie playing for the Los Angeles Lakers who scored 25 points during the game becoming the highest scorer. Because of this accomplishment, he was selected as MVP even though he was on the losing team. Paying homage to Eddie Jones’ athleticism, Just Don presents the 1995 All-Star Weekend Rookie Los Angeles Lakers shorts.
In the original game, the colors of the uniforms were either green or white but the newly designed shorts utilize the colorways dedicated to the All-Star Weekend’s logo instead; teal, purple, and orange. Stitched star motifs pay tribute to the original makeup of the uniforms during the game as every athlete displayed their home team with the stars surrounding it. Just Don combines premium fabric to create a firm and fitted construction that’s also comfortable for daily wear. Adjustable drawstrings and a ripstop waistband provide a more tailored look to the sports apparel. The shorts come equipped with backside pockets and silver zippers for functionality. High-quality stitched branding can be found throughout highlighting Just Don, the NBA, and LA Lakers.
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