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words // Brennan Hiro Williams

During most NBA seasons, Christmas day provides a lineup of big games between rivals and possible playoff foes. With the lockout-shortened schedule, however, this Sunday carries extra significance as “opening day” for the NBA. The festivities include a Finals rematch, the 2011 MVP and the official debut of “Lob City.”

A wise man once said it best, when he calmly exclaimed, “CAN’T WAIT.

Let’s take a look back at the preseason sneaker selection in the latest edition of Sneaker Watch.

Photos via Y! Sports.


Black Griffin hits a fadeaway on Pau Gasol – both wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2011.

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Mike Brown looks on as Clippers poing guard Chris Paul runs the show in the Jordan CP3.V.

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Newly signed Under Armour Basketball athlete DeAndre Jordan with a huge block at the rim.

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“Charlee Redz” reaches in on Kevin Durant, who is wearing the “Blackout” Nike Zoom KD IV.

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Toronto point guard Jerryd Bayless attacks the rim in the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

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LBJ drives baseline in the Nike LeBron 9.