The Story Of World Basketball Festival 2012 In 50 Pictures

By: 07.18.12
Diana Taurasi, LeBron James, Jus Fly & Anthony Davis

Diana Taurasi, LeBron James, Jus Fly & Anthony Davis (photo. Nike)

Technically, I spent my entire weekend working. But when you’re going to Team USA practice to catch the best players in the world in their element, attending Converse block parties to see The-Dream and Stalley perform and checking out 20 years worth of Nike and Jordan footwear design and technology, you can take it. This really wasn’t work. And the people at USA Basketball, Nike, Jordan and Converse didn’t want it to be. It was a celebration of the game, the Olympics and our men and women who will be going across the sea to represent us on the hardwood.

Yesterday, I wrote a recap of the entire weekend, and have spent time on the near upset for Team USA against Brazil, as well as my visit to Barry Farms. Between wear testing the craziest technology I’ve ever seen in a sneaker to going to rooftop Nike parties next to the White House to spotting DerMarr Johnson watching the games, the entire weekend was epic. Fifty pictures recapping the entire event might be the best way to summarize it all…

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Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike)

James Harden, John Thompson

James Harden, John Thompson (photo. Nike)

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World Basketball Festival

World Basketball Festival (photo. Nike)

World Basketball Festival

World Basketball Festival (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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World Basketball Festival

World Basketball Festival (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala (photo. Nike)

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Team USA

Team USA (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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Andre Iguodala, LeBron James

Andre Iguodala, LeBron James (photo. Sean Sweeney)

James Harden

James Harden (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant

Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant (photo. Sean Sweeney)

World Basketball Festival

World Basketball Festival (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 "Olympic"

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 "Olympic" (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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Nike Air Force 180

Nike Air Force 180 (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Nike Air Foamposite

Nike Air Foamposite (photo. Sean Sweeney)

Nike Zoom Kobe VII

Nike Zoom Kobe VII (photo. Sean Sweeney)

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