words // Luis Sanchez

Media Day. The "First day of school" for teams in the NBA pretty much. And for the Miami Heat, this might have been their most exciting media day yet.

Coming off the franchise's second title and the team's first since forming the "Big 3" back in the summer of 2010, the defending NBA Champs returned for business and welcomed two respected talents in their quest to repeat as NBA champions. Longtime  Team Jordan member and former Celtic Ray Allen joins the Heat for the final leg of his career, along with two-time NBA All-Star and former Wizards' forward Rashard Lewis.

LeBron kicked-off the 2012-2013 campaign in the Air Max LeBron Ambassador 5, lacing up the all new Asia exclusive for the first time. Dwyane Wade laced up the D'Reign by Jordan, with the status of his current footwear endorsement deal still up in the Air. Rounding out the "Big 3," Chris Bosh laced up the all new Air Max Hyperposite which features the same 360 Max Air bag Bosh has played with for several seasons now.

Continue on as we take a look at all the notable footwear worn by the defending NBA Champions as they officially kicked off the new season.

images via NBA, The Herald & Sun-Sentinel

DWade in the Jordan D'Reign, Rashard Lewis in the Hyperfuse 2012, Chris Bosh in the Max Hyperposite, 'Bron in the Ambassador 5 and Ray Allen in the Air Jordan 2012 Lite PE.

LeBron posing for the media in the Air Max LeBron Ambassador 5.

Ray Allen put on a Heat jersey for the first time with the Air Jordan 2012 Lite PE on his feet.

Heat veteran Udonis Haslem laces up the Converse Weapon Evo for yet another season.

Chris Bosh poses for the media in the Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE.

Terrel Harris in the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010, while Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra laced up the Jordan Trunner Dominate.

Mike Miller is also back for the Heat, lacing up the Nike Zoom KD IV for media day.

LeBron sits for an interview in the Air Max LeBron Ambassador 5.

Ray Allen in the Air Jordan 2012 Lite PE.

LeBron James in the Nike Air Max LeBron Ambassador 5.