The NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 2018. This year’s NBA All-Star voting has already concluded. While the fans had likely voted for their favorites, they do not exactly have the final say in who will actually end up playing in the game. In fact, the voting only makes up 50% of the committee that picks the starters, while the other half consists of the media and players, both of whom have a 25% say in it. Apparently, Jordan Brand wants to get a head start on the festivities with a new Air Jordan 1 High release.
The new year has only just begun, but the Air Jordan releases 2018 have already been steadily dropping from the very beginning of this year. Not to mention, the NBA All-Star Game will be taking place next month. Keep in mind that the NBA had announced a brand new format for the All-Star Game back in October 2017. Hence, at this year’s game in Los Angeles, there will actually be no Eastern and Western Conferences facing each other. It will no longer matter which conference a player belongs to, the two captains who get voted by fans from the East and West will be able to select any player.
While avid basketball enthusiasts reading this are probably busy staying up to date with the latest NBA All-Star news, they may also want to keep track of one of the latest upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018. It is not surprising that this Air Jordan 1 High colorway has been dubbed “LA” as a nod to the city where the All-Star Game will be taking place. It appears to be a nearly all-Black sneaker, with predominantly premium tumbled leather uppers, while its collar sections and Nike “Swoosh” logos are made up smooth leather. Some Gold-colored detailing can be seen too, while it is equipped with all-White midsoles and smoky translucent outsoles.
Although they cannot be seen in the photo accompanying this post, a graphic inspired by the map of Los Angeles is present over the insoles. The Air Jordan 1 High “LA,” also being referred to as the “All Star Los Angeles,” has already arrived at certain Jordan Brand stores and it will also retail online at a price of $160 on January 10th, 2018.
Air Jordan 1 High “LA”
Release Date: January 10th, 2018