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Stance Kicks Off 2016 All-Star Weekend with The 2nd Annual Stance and D. Wade Spades Tournament

  • recapMany All-Stars and some of Basketball’s Greatest Legends convened at The One Eighty for a night of cards with the brand behind the Official Sock of the NBA 
  • Chris and Robin Paul take home the trophy and a pair of King Power Hublot watches 
  • Fans will see different Stance socks on-court every night of All-Star weekend, including an exclusive, limited-edition style designed by street wear legend Just Don  

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (February 12, 2016) – Last night, Stance marked its second year as the official on-court sock for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game by hosting the 2nd Annual Stance and D. Wade Spades Tournament. Along with multiple 2016 All-Stars and 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade, Stance Punks & Poets James Harden, Klay Thompson, and Andre Drummond played in the tournament and saw mother and son duo, Chris and Robin Paul take home first prize honors. Rounding out the winner’s circle, Carmelo Anthony and Bay Frazier earned second place honors and Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade secured third place honors.  The tournament marks the start to Stance’s presence at NBA All-Star weekend as the official sock brand of the NBA.

Hosted at one of Toronto’s most luxe venues, The One Eighty, the invite-only guest list was nothing shy of a star-studded turnout. NBA powerhouses Chris Paul, James Harden, Dwayne Wade and Allen Iverson showed their competitive nature off the court and on the table, competing for the tournament’s prize, a King Power watch from Hublot.

Going into the on-court action of All-Star weekend, Stance’s Fusion Basketball sock will be seen on-court during the three nights of All-Star weekend. The Friday night sock, inspired by the All-Star uniform, pays homage to Toronto and the universal appeal of basketball. The Saturday sock is a limited-edition sock designed by legendary streetwear designer Don C of Just Don and pays homage to the game falling on Valentine’s Day weekend. The pair worn on Sundayrepresented the Western and Eastern Conferences drawing inspiration from Toronto, the All-Star game and the NBA’s global presence.

The All-Stars will be presented with their official game socks before team practice on Saturday, along with the surprise of a Just Don hat made exclusively for the 2016 All-Stars that matches the socks. The creative design elements stood out on and off the court, truly showcasing the brand’s unending commitment to personality, functionality and style.

To learn more about Stance Hoops, follow @Stance_Hoops on Instagram and @StanceHoops Twitter.  To see Stance’s complete line, visit www.stance.com.

ABOUT STANCE

Embracing “The Uncommon Thread” as its mantra, Stance has turned one of the world’s most boring accessories into its most exciting in less than five years. Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, looked over, dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group they call the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different. Stance launched its first men’s underwear line for Holiday 2015. To learn more, visit www.stance.com.

ABOUT DWYANE WADE

Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA Champion (2006, 2012, 2013) and twelve-time All-Star selection with the Miami HEAT. In 2006, three years after first joining the HEAT as the No. 5 overall Draft pick, he led the team to Miami’s first-ever NBA Championship and was named MVP of the Finals.  In 2012 and 2013, Dwyane won his second and third NBA Championships.

In 2011, Wade was appointed to President Obama’s fatherhood task force. In March 2011, he became the first NBA player to be awarded sole custody of his children. In September 2012, he became a New York Times Best-Selling author, with the release of his first book, A FATHER FIRST: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball.

Dwyane has fashion partnerships with Hublot, The Tie Bar, Naked, and serves as Chief Brand Officer for Li-Ning. In 2015, he attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala and CFDA Awards. This past summer, he was selected as an ambassador for Men’s Fashion Week in New York City.

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