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Sneaker Watch // NBA Media Day 2013

words // Brandon Richard

Over the weekend, the new NBA season officially got underway as players from all teams reported to Media Day just ahead of the opening of Training Camp. Teams competing in international preseason games got started on Friday, while the remaining squads started their sessions on Monday.

As always, Media Day gives us our first glimpse at the sneaker scene for the new season. Recently signed sneaker free agents are wearing their new brand for the first time; rookies are coming in fresh off signing their first pro shoe deals; and players that have been traded or moved in free agency are lacing up brand new colorways.

Headlining this summer's notable sneaker free agent moves was Stephen Curry, who was officially introduced as the newest member of Under Armour Basketball earlier this week. This season, he will lead the Anatomix Spawn, which he wore in a Player Exclusive Golden State colorway at Media Day.

Rajon Rondo is indeed on his way to ANTA, but showed up wearing his Nike Lunar Hypergamer Low PE before everything becomes official. You may notice DeAndre Jordan not wearing Under Armour — his deal recently expired, the two sides agreed to part and he's looking for a new home. It's also worth noting that Dorell Wright has left PEAK to join former teammate Dwyane Wade with Li-Ning.

On the rookie front, Anthony Bennett appears to be locked in with Nike, Nerlens Noel was picked up by Reebok and Victor Oladipo announced that he's signed a deal with the Jordan Brand. Last month, adidas Basketball announced the signings of Ben McLemore, Steven Adams, Shabazz Muhammad, Tony Snell, Tim Hardaway Jr., Erik Murphy and Peyton Siva.

'Familiar Faces, New Places' is definitely interesting this year, with Dwight Howard now in Houston, former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn, Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith in Detroit, Nate Robinson in Denver and Andrew Bynum in Cleveland. These moves will not only make for intriguing stories on the court, but in the sneaker game as well.

Click through for a look at some of the best sneaker sightings from Media Day 2013 and let us know which players and teams you think rocked the best pairs.

Sneaker Watch // NBA Media Day 2013

(via Brian CassellaChicago Tribune)

Jared Cunningham wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Infrared

Jared Cunningham - Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Infrared'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Al Horford wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Al Horford - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Dennis Schroder wearing Nike LeBron X PS Elite Home

Dennis Schroder - Nike LeBron X PS Elite 'Home'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Lou Williams wearing Nike Zoom Soldier VII; Jeff Teague wearing adidas Springblade

Lou Williams - Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Jeff Teague - adidas Springblade
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Avery Bradley wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite Rondo PE

Avery Bradley - Nike Air Max Hyperposite Rondo PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Jordan Crawford wearing Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove

Jordan Crawford - Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Jeff Green wearing Air Jordan IX 9 Retro

Jeff Green - Air Jordan 9 Retro
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Kris Humphries wearing Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey

Kris Humphries - Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Phil Pressey wearing Nike Hyperdunk Elite Low Rondo PE

Phil Pressey - Nike Hyperdunk Elite Low Rondo PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Rajon Rondo wearing Nike Lunar Hypergamer Low PE

Rajon Rondo - Nike Lunar Hypergamer Low PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Deshawn Sims wearing Air Jordan XIII 13 Retro Altitude

Deshawn Sims - Air Jordan 13 'Altitude'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Alan Anderson wearing Air Jordan V 5 Retro

Alan Anderson - Air Jordan 5 Retro
(via AP Photo / Chuck Burton)

Kevin Garnett wearing ANTA KG IV 4

Kevin Garnett - ANTA KG 4
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Joe Johnson wearing Air Jordan V 5 Retro Fire Red

Joe Johnson - Air Jordan 5 Retro 'Fire Red'
(via AP Photo / Chuck Burton)

Paul Pierce wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012

Paul Pierce - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012
(via AP Photo / Chuck Burton)

Tyshawn Taylor wearing adidas Mutombo

Tyshawn Taylor - adidas Mutombo
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Jason Terry wearing Reebok Kamikaze II

Jason Terry - Reebok Kamikaze II
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Deron Williams wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE

Deron Williams - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013
(via AP Photo / Richard Drew)

Bismack Biyomobo wearing Jordan Aero Mania PE

Bismack Biyombo - Jordan Aero Mania PE
(via Sam Sharpe - USA TODAY Sports)

Ben Gordon wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE

Ben Gordon - Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE
(via Sam Sharpe - USA TODAY Sports)

Gerald Henderson wearing Jordan Aero Mania PE

Gerald Henderson - Jordan Aero Mania PE
(via Sam Sharpe - USA TODAY Sports)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist wearing Jordan Aero Mania PE

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Jordan Aero Mania PE
(via Sam Sharpe - USA TODAY Sports)

Ramon Sessions wearing Reebok Q96 PE

Ramon Sessions - Reebok Q96 PE
(via Sam Sharpe - USA TODAY Sports)

Kemba Walker wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE

Kemba Walker - Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE
(via AP Photo / Chuck Burton)

Jimmy Butler wearing adidas Crazy 8

Jimmy Butler - adidas Crazy 8
(via David Banks - USA TODAY Sports)

Patrick Christopher wearing Jordan AJKO; Kalin Lucas wearing Air Jordan XIV 14 Retro Last Shot; Marquis Teague wearing adidas Rose 773 II

Kalin Lucas - Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Last Shot'
Patrick Christopher - Jordan AJKO
Marquis Teague - adidas Rose 773 II

(via Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Luol Deng wearing Nike Air Max Body U; Mike Dunleavy wearing Nike Kobe 8 System; Carlos Boozer wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Luol Deng - Nike Air Max Body U PE
Mike Dunleavy - Nike Kobe 8 System
Carlos Boozer - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

(via David Banks - USA TODAY Sports)

Joakim Noah wearing Le Coq Sportif Joakim Pro Model 3.0

Joakim Noah - Le Coq Sportif Joakim Pro Model 3.0
(via David Banks - USA TODAY Sports)

Derrick Rose wearing adidas D Rose 4 Home

Derrick Rose - adidas D Rose 4 'Home'
(via David Banks - USA TODAY Sports)

Anthony Bennett & Kyrie Irving wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013

Anthony Bennett & Kyrie Irving - Nike Hyperdunk 2013
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Andrew Bynum wearing Nike Hyperfuse 2012

Andrew Bynum - Nike Hyperfuse 2012
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Vince Carter wearing Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor PE

Vince Carter - Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Dirk Nowitzki wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012; Monta Ellis wearing Air Jordan VII 7 Retro Orlando; Jose Calderon wearing adidas Crazyquick; Shawn Marion wearing Nike Hyperfuse 2013 PE

Dirk Nowitzki - Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE
Monta Ellis - Air Jordan 7 Retro 'Orlando'
Jose Calderon - adidas Crazyquick
Shawn Marion - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE

(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Wilson Chandler wearing Air Jordan X 10 Retro Steel

Wilson Chandler - Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Steel'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Randy Foye wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE

Randy Foye - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Ty Lawson wearing Nike LeBron X iD

Ty Lawson - Nike LeBron X iD
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

JaVale McGee wearing PEAK

JaVale McGee - PEAK
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Timofey Mozgov wearing Nike KD VI

Timofey Mozgov - Nike KD VI
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Nate Robinson wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Retro Custom

Nate Robinson - Air Jordan 11 Custom
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Andre Drummond wearing adidas TS Lightswitch Gil

Andre Drummond - adidas TS Lightswtich Gil
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Brandon Jennings wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn

Brandon Jennings - Under Armour Anatomix Spawn
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Josh Smith wearing adidas adipure Crazyghost PE

Josh Smith - adidas adipure Crazyghost PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Harrison Barnes wearing adidas Crazyghost

Harrison Barnes - adidas adipure Crazyghost
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Stephen Curry wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE

Stephen Curry - Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Andre Iguodala wearing Nike Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE

Andre Iguodala - Nike Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

David Lee wearing Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor PE

David Lee - Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Dwight Howard wearing adidas D Howard 4

Dwight Howard - adidas D Howard 4
(via McClatchy Tribune / Getty)

Jeremy Lin wearing Nike Air Max 1 EM

Jeremy Lin - Nike Air Max 1 EM
(via McClatchy Tribune / Getty)

Paul George wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Paul George - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

Danny Granger wearing Nike Hyper Quickness PE

Danny Granger - Nike Hyper Quickness PE
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

Roy Hibbert wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE

Roy Hibbert - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

George Hill wearing PEAK

George Hill - PEAK
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

Lance Stephenson wearing AND1 Tai Chi PE

Lance Stephenson - AND1 Tai Chi PE
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

David West wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

David West - Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE
(via Ron Hoskins / Pacers.com)

Blake Griffin wearing Jordan Super.Fly 2 PE; Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP3.VII

Blake Griffin - Jordan Super.Fly 2
Chris Paul - Jordan CP3.VII

(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Blake Griffin wearing Jordan Super.Fly 2 Back in Blue

Blake Griffin - Jordan Super.Fly 2 'Back in Blue'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

DeAndre Jordan wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Odom PE

DeAndre Jordan - Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Odom PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP3.VII 7 Back in Blue

Chris Paul - Jordan CP3.VII 'Back in Blue'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Venomenon IV 4

Kobe Bryant - Nike Venomenon 4
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Pau Gasol wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE

Pau Gasol - Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Chris Kaman wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE

Chris Kaman - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Steve Nash wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Purple Gradient

Steve Nash - Nike Kobe 8 System 'Purple Gradient'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Nick Young wearing Nike Kobe 8 System

Nick Young - Nike Kobe 8 System
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Jamaal Franklin wearing And1 Tai Chi

Jamaal Franklin - AND1 Tai Chi
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Mike Miller wearing Nike LeBron X Low Sonic Yellow

Mike Milley - Nike LeBron X Low 'Sonic Yellow'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Zach Randolph wearing Nike Air Max Body U PE; Marc Gasol wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Zach Randolph - Nike Air Max Body U PE
Marc Gasol - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Willie Reed wearing Nike KD V N7

Willie Reed - Nike KD V N7
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Ray Allen wearing Air Jordan XX8 PE

Ray Allen - Air Jordan XX8 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Udonis Haslem wearing Li-Ning

Udonis Haslem - Li-Ning
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

LeBron James wearing Nike LeBron X PS Elite by Dank Customs

LeBron James - Nike LeBron X PS Elite by Dank Customs
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Greg Oden wearing Nike Air Max Body U

Greg Oden - Nike Air Max Body U
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Dwyane Wade wearing Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore

Dwyane Wade - Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Caron Butler wearing Air Jordan IV 4 Retro Toro

Caron Butler - Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Toro'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Larry Sanders wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Red Boa

Larry Sanders - Nike Kobe 8 System 'Red Boa'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

OJ Mayo wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

OJ Mayo - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Nikola Pekovic wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012; Ricky Rubio wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 3; Kevin Love wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013

Nikola Pekovic - Nike Hyperdunk 2012
Ricky Rubio - adidas adizero Crazy Light 3
Kevin Love - Nike Hyperdunk 2013

(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Anthony Davis wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

Anthony Davis - Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE
(via Derick E. HingleUSA TODAY Sports)

Tyreke Evans wearing Nike Hyper Quickness PE

Tyreke Evans - Nike Hyper Quickness PE
(via Derick E. HingleUSA TODAY Sports)

Eric Gordon wearing adidas adipure Crazyghost PE

Eric Gordon - adidas adipure Crazyghost
(via Derick E. HingleUSA TODAY Sports)

Jrue Holiday wearing adidas adipure Crazyghost PE

Jrue Holiday - adidas adipure Crazyghost PE
(via Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports)

Carmelo Anthony wearing Jordan Melo 1.5 Knicks

Carmelo Anthony - Jordan Melo 1.5 'Knicks'
(via AP Photo / Bill Kostroun)

Kevin Durant wearing Nike KD VI

Kevin Durant - Nike KD VI
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Serge Ibaka wearing adidas adipure Crazyquick PE

Serge Ibaka - adidas adipure Crazyquick PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Russell Westbrook wearing Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

Russell Westbrook - Air Jordan XX8 SE PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Glen Davis wearing Nike LeBron X PS Elite

Glen Davis - Nike LeBron X PS Elite
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Doron Lamb wearing Nike Air More Uptempo Olympic

Doron Lamb - Nike Air More Uptempo 'Olympic'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Victor Oladipo wearing Jordan Melo M9

Victor Oladipo - Jordan Melo M9
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Ronnie Price wearing Nike KD VI PE

Ronnie Price - Nike KD VI
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Michael Carter-Williams wearing Nike Kobe 8 System

Michael Carter-Williams - Nike Kobe 8 System
(via Eric HartlineUSA TODAY Sports)

Eric Bledsoe wearing Nike Zoom Soldier VII 7

Eric Bledsoe - Nike Zoom Soldier VII
(via Mark J. Rebilas - USA TODAY Sports)

Channing Frye wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Retro Low Black White

Channing Frye - Air Jordan 11 Retro Low
(via Mark J. RebilasUSA TODAY Sports)

Gerald Green wearing Reebok Pump Omni Lite

Gerald Green - Reebok Pump Omni Lite
(via Mark J. RebilasUSA TODAY Sports)

Will Barton wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE

Will Barton - Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Crazyquick

Damian Lillard - adidas Crazyquick
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Dorell Wright wearing Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore

Dorell Wright - Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore
(via Joe Nicholson - USA TODAY Sports)

DeMarcus Cousins wearing Air Jordan VII 7 Retro Flint; Greivis Vasquez wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Low

DeMarcus Cousins - Air Jordan 7 Retro 'Flint'
Greivis Vasquez - Under Armour Spawn Anatmoix Low PE

(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Carl Landry wearing PEAK

Carl Landry - PEAK
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Ben McLemore wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 3

Ben McLemore - adidas adizero Crazy Light 3
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Isaiah Thomas wearing Reebok Kamikaze II PE

Isaiah Thomas - Reebok Kamikaze II PE
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Kawhi Leonard wearing Jordan Prime.Fly

Kawhi Leonard - Jordan Prime.Fly
(via Soobum ImUSA TODAY Sports)

Tony Parker wearing PEAK

Tony Parker - PEAK
(via AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Dwight Buycks wearing Air Jordan VIII 8 Retro Playoffs

Dwight Buycks - Air jordan 8 Retro 'Playoffs'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

DeMar DeRozan wearing Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Red

DeMar DeRozan - Nike Air Foamposite One 'Metallic Red'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Rudy Gay wearing Air Jordan IV 4 Retro Toro

Rudy Gay - Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Toro'
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Trey Burke wearing Nike Kobe 8 System

Trey Burke - Nike Kobe 8 System
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Bradley Beal wearing Nike KD V iD

Bradley Beal - Nike KD V iD
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

Otto Porter Jr wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Retro Black Red

Otto Porter - Air Jordan 11 Retro Black/Red
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

 

John Wall wearing adidas Crazyquick

John Wall - adidas Crazyquick
(via Getty / Copyright 2013 NBAE)

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