As the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities kicked off Friday night, Marcus Smart got a chance to participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, a game that pits the top NBA rookies and sophomores against each other.
The current format features a USA team and a World team. Former OSU point guard and lottery pick Marcus Smart got the start for the USA squad.
Most important of course was Smart's choice in footwear.
Early observation from the Rising Stars Challenge: I want the shoes @smart_MS3 is wearing— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 13, 2016
Smart didn't have his most efficient game...
Marcus Smart scored 3 points on 1-for-8 shooting with 4 reb and 5 ast as Team USA edges Team World 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) February 13, 2016
But hey, it's an exhibition game. He did look good in practice though...
Coolest Marcus Smart vine you'll see all weekend https://t.co/W69kz91lFr— Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) February 13, 2016
In case you were wondering, the USA team won 157-154. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine was the MVP of the game with 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists.