News; Cool Nike HypervenomX Proximo II DF TF - All Black

Published: Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Griner later got a two handed slam midway through the third quarter. She followed it up on the next possession with a 3 pointer that gave the West its first lead since early in the game. The West opened up a double digit lead before the East rallied behind Connecticut Sun star Alex Bentley, who was playing in front of her Nike HypervenomX Proximo II home crowd. The game was tight in the fourth before Moore took over in the final minutes. Griner finished with 21 points for the West. Delle Donne, who was the leading vote getter this season, made her first All Star appearance. The Chicago Sky star was voted in the last two years as a starter as well, but couldn't play because of injuries. Playing in the game was just part of what was special for Delle Donne. She also wore a pair of shoes designed by Matthew Walzer, a 19 year old college student who challenged Nike to make a shoe for people with disabilities. Delle Donne's sister, Lizzie, has cerebral palsy and is blind and deaf.

The All Star met the designer on Friday and he was sitting courtside for the game Saturday. "It truly was the highlight of the weekend for me," said Delle Donne, who finished with 16 points. "These are shoes that are going to make a difference for people." Delle Donne wasn't the only All Star making her debut. There were 10 first timers the most since 2011. One All Star rookie was Plenette Pierson, who is in her 13th year in the league. Pierson had fun during one timeout, taking a cheerleader's pom poms and leading the fans in a cheer. Bentley, another All Star newbie, responded by getting the fans, which included NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, to cheer even louder. She left her mark on the court as well, converting a spectacular reverse layup in the second quarter by throwing the ball high off the glass before it dropped in the basket. Nike HypervenomX Proximo II DF TF - All Black "Today's about just having fun," said Bentley, who led the East with 23 points. "Seeing the best come out and showcase their talents, I wanted to pump up the crowd." Even without stars Skylar Diggins, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus, who were sidelined by injuries, there was still plenty of offense for the West. Injury replacement Kayla McBride, another first timer, scored 13 points in the first half to help keep the West in the game. It trailed 59 58 at the break.