words // Nick DePaula
With the NBA Summer League kicking off this week in Orlando and later on this month in Las Vegas, the Association's official Facebook page took a trip down memory lane with a great album of summer league shots of the game's current stars.
From LeBron James to Kevin Durant to Derrick Rose, enjoy a great look at the league's biggest names all before they even played an official regular season game.
Summer League is also often the very last time that many elite pro players go without a shoe deal. While LeBron inked his massive $90 Million deal with Nike just before the draft, you'll notice that guys like Dwyane Wade, DRose and Russell Westbrook were still testing the waters before officially signing their deals.
You can check out this year's NBA Summer League all week long on NBA TV.
Dwyane Wade -- Air Jordan Retro 9 "Olive"
Rajon Rondo -- Reebok Answer IV
Derrick Rose -- Nike Hyperdunk
Chris Paul -- Nike Air Force Operate
Chris Bosh -- Nike Zoom Flight 2K3
Luol Deng -- Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4
Tony Parker -- Nike Flight 00
Stephen Curry -- Nike Hyperdunk
Dwight Howard -- adidas a3 Superstar
Carmelo Anthony -- Air Jordan Retro 8 Black / Chrome
James Harden -- Nike Zoom Kobe IV "Draft Day"
Russell Westbrook -- adidas TS Pro Model
Kevin Durant -- Nike Air Max Enforcer
LeBron James -- Nike Zoom Flight 2K3