nba all-star weekend
Feb 14 2020 7 to 9pm—
A live event in Chicago
1532 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Join adidas and th-oughts for a Q—A session exploring creativity and sport. Our experts—Daniel Patrick, Brandon Breaux, Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth De La Piedra—will be answering question submitted by you via RSVP below. Free to attend.
Originally from Sydney, now based out of Los Angeles, Daniel Patrick’s collections are inspired by LA and New York and his love of hip hop and desert hikes. They combine his athletic/rugby background with a minimal and militant visual approach. In 2011, he and his wife Jenny founded Daniel Patrick Inc. and launched his first line in 2012. Designed and housed in their DTLA headquarters, each piece in the collection is individually handmade from start to finish using materials sourced in Los Angeles, California. The brand is carried around the world, and continues to grow in its product offerings on the path to becoming a true lifestyle brand.
Brandon Breaux is an American Artist/Designer born and based in Chicago, IL. His work focuses on identity, space and belonging. His primary medium is oil paint, occasionally using video, digital illustration, animation and fashion in his works. With the overall goal to use his art to create greater capacities for empathy, understanding and healing. Breaux uses symbolism and imagery to engage audiences in conversation sourced from his take on the world. He currently runs The Invisible Space gallery and retail space on the South Side of Chicago that hosts events designed to encourage a more informed, connected and healthy environment.
Elizabeth De La Piedra
Elizabeth De La Piedra is a Peruvian-born, Australian-raised photographer based in Chicago. Rooted in narrative, her photography speaks to the modern woman, and is both intimate and celebratory without coming from a place of artifice.
2016 WNBA MVP, WNBA Champion, and 1st overall pick of the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Nnemkadi, nicknamed “Nneka”, Ogwumike’s mission is to inspire others to discover their greatness with an open heart, enthusiasm, integrity, courage, and compassion.
A proud first generation Nigerian-American and Texas native, Nneka is an advocate for equality, opportunity, women’s empowerment, and health and wellness. She is currently serving as President of the WNBA Players’ Association (WNBPA) and successfully led the group in its renegotiation of a groundbreaking WNBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. She is a six-time WNBA All-Star, three-time All-WNBA selection, three-time All-Defensive WNBA selection and was the 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year.
Regarded as an athletic, versatile, and consistent performer, Nneka has excelled both domestically and internationally, winning a Euroleague Title with Dynamo Kursk (Russia), a WCBA Championship in China with Guangdong, and a Polish League Championship for CCC Polkowice . She has been prolific as a winner with Team USA, most recently as a member of its gold medal 2018 FIBA World Championship squad.
A graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Psychology, Nneka led the school to four consecutive Final Four appearances. The three-time Wade Trophy, Wooden Award finalist and former Pac-10 Player of the Year earned a gold medal with the USA Basketball World University Games team in 2011.
Hailing from one of sport’s most dynamic families, Nneka is the oldest of four sisters who have played Division I basketball. With her sister Chiney's selection as the 1st overall pick by the Connecticut Sun in the 2014 WNBA Draft, the family made history, joining Peyton and Eli Manning as the only siblings ever selected number one overall in a professional sports league. Nneka and Chiney now play together on the LA Sparks.