words // Brennan Hiro Williams
The NBA is back, this time with 35% more controversy.
While we debate the definition of “basketball reasons,” the doors of all 30 teams are finally unlocked for the players. Initial practice sessions and media festivities marked the first days of the shortened pre-season, with plenty of great photos to go around. Check them out in the latest edition of Sneaker Watch.
The Black Mamba sports the Nike Zoom Kobe VI for Lakers media day.
Derrick Rose looks to lead the Bulls on a title run in the adidas adiZero Rose 2.
Kevin Durant wears the limited edition “Weatherman” version of his new Nike Zoom KD IV.
Dwight Howard, for now a member of the Orlando Magic, converses with Coach Van Gundy in the adidas adiPower Howard.
#1 pick Kyrie Irving hits the court in Cleveland wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2011.
Mike Conley Jr. takes a water break in the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.