words // Brandon Richard

Celebrating Chinese New Year, adidas Basketball recently issued commemorative shooting shirts to all NBA teams and special "Year of the Snake" edition sneakers to its roster of athletes. Earlier this week, several 3-Stripe ballers laced up their "YOTS" kicks, primarily decked out in water-inspired turquoise with snakeskin details and celebratory gold accents.

The most frequently seen shoe was the YOTS Rose 3.5, which was even worn by Derrick Rose himself. Others rocked the adizero Crazy Light 2, while Dwight Howard settled into his red-based D Howard Light.

Below, a look at some of the "Year of the Snake" sneaker sightings and a few other highlights in this week's adidas Basketball NBA Sneaker Watch.

Josh Smith wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Josh Smith - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Deshawn Stevenson wearing adidas Real Deal

Deshawn Stevenson - adidas Real Deal

Devin Harris wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Devin Harris - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Marquis Teague wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Marquis Teague - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Austin Rivers wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Nightmare

Austin Rivers - adidas Top Ten 2000

Dwight Howard wearing adidas D Howard Light Year of the Snake

Dwight Howard - adidas D Howard Light "Year of the Snake"

John Salmons wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Year of the Snake

John Salmons - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 "Year of the Snake"

John Wall wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Blackout

John Wall - adidas Top Ten 2000 "Blackout"

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Damian Lillard - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Ricky Rubio wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Away PE

Ricky Rubio - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 'Away' PE

Antawn Jamison wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Antawn Jamison - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Charles Johnson wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Charles Jenkins - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Harrison Barnes wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Harrison Barnes - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Nicolas Batum wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Year of the Snake

Nicolas Batum - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2

James Anderson wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

James Anderson - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Taj Gibson wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 Year of the Snake

Taj Gibson - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 "Year of the Snake"

Derrick Rose wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Derrick Rose - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Rodney Stuckey wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Rodney Stuckey - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"

Nando De Colo wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Year of the Snake

Nando De Colo - adidas Rose 3.5 "Year of the Snake"