words // Brandon Richard
It's been a busy week for adidas Basketball, who launched Dwight Howard's new signature shoe, returned the Real Deal to retailers, unveiled its All-Star Footwear Collection and rolled out 90s inspired Hardwood Classics uniforms for seven teams.
Additionally, Brook Lopez was selected by the commissioner as an injury replacement for the All-Star Game. This is the first All-Star appearance by Lopez, who is currently averaging 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Also, Damian Lillard continued his sweep of this year's Rookie of the Month honors by receiving his third-straight award yesterday. Lillard led all rookies in scoring (17.7 ppg), assists (6.8 apg) and minutes (39.6 mpg).
On the court, the Crazy Fast is emerging as the go-to shoe for adidas athletes during the second half of the season. Players like Nicolas Batum, Jeff Teague and Rodney Stuckey broke out new colorways, in addition to the styles we've seen debuted in recent weeks.
Still a lot of love for the Top Ten 2000, including a few Grizzlies lacing up a "Rivalry Pack" colorway. Deshawn Stevenson and Luc Mbah a Moute join Arron Afflalo in rocking the new Crazy Light 2 Low, while Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Lillard each wore different colorways of the Rose 3.
Look for these in this week's adidas Basketball NBA Sneaker Watch.
John Wall - adidas Top Ten 2000
Dwight Howard - adidas D Howard Light 'Away'
Josh Smith - adidas Real Deal
Deshawn Stevenson - adidas Real Deal
Deshawn Stevenson - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Low
Devin Harris - adidas Real Deal
Jeff Teague - adidas Crazy Fast
Iman Shumpert - adidas Crazy 8
Iman Shumpert - adidas TMAC 1
Iman Shumpert - adidas Top Ten 2000 "Bright Lights, Big City"
Iman Shumpert - adidas Top Ten 2000 "2WO 1NE"
Brook Lopez - adidas adizero Ghost 2
Jerryd Bayless - adidas Top Ten 2000 "Rivalry Pack"
Mike Conley wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 "Rivalry Pack"
Mike Conley - adidas Rose 3
Tony Allen - miadidas Rose 3
Avery Bradley - adidas Real Deal
Taj Gibson - adidas Rose 773 Light
Jimmy Butler - adidas Rose 773 Light
Marquis Teague - adidas Top Ten 2000
Derrick Rose - adidas Rose 3.5 'Home'
Danilo Gallinari - adidas Crazy Fast
Kenneth Faried - adidas Crazy Fast PE
Hedo Turkoglu - adidas adizero Crazy Light Low
Arron Afflalo - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Low
Nicolas Batum - adidas Crazy Fast PE
Damian Lillard - adidas Rose 3 "Brenda"
Jrue Holiday - adidas Crazy Fast 'Home' PE
Brandon Knight - adidas Crazy Fast
Rodney Stuckey - adidas Crazy Fast PE
Ersan Ilyasova - adidas Crazy Fast
Luc Mbah A Moute - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Low
Serge Ibaka - adidas Crazy Fast 'Home' PE
Austin Rivers - adidas adizero Ghost 2
Eric Gordon - adidas Crazy Shadow PE
Ricky Rubio - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 PE