words // Brandon Richard
Following Friday's small group, the NBA's remaining teams got back in uniform for their respective Media Day sessions yesterday.
With Cleveland's Media Day already a wrap, much of Monday's talk was centered on the new-look Chicago Bulls. Not only is the team bringing back a healthy (and gold medal winning) Derrick Rose, but they're introducing Pau Gasol into the equation. With the addition of the future Hall of Fame Spaniard, the Bulls will be a formidable contender in the East.
Later in the day, attention turned toward Los Angeles, where all eyes are still on Kobe Bryant. It doesn't seem that he has the help necessary to dethrone a team like the San Antonio Spurs, but you know he's going to give it his all, and break a couple records in the process.
Not many surprises on the sneaker front, but there were a few sightings worth noting.
-New Nugget Gary Harris paid tribute to Carmelo Anthony with one his older Jordan sigs.
-With the model rumored for a retro next year, Jordan Brand athlete Jabari Parker laced up the Air Jordan XX.
-Nerlens Noel may already be done with Reebok, as he brought back an old Nike PE from his days at Kentucky.
-Rajon Rondo debuted a new ANTA shoe.
-Now a Washington Wizard, Paul Pierce broke out his Air Legacy 3 in a red and navy PE colorway. John Wall wore his new adidas signature shoe.
-Fresh off signing a new deal with Nike, Kevin Durant went with a new colorway of the KD 7.
-Paul George probably won't be playing this season, but he showed up in his Nike HyperRev 2015 PE.
-Kobe wore an unreleased Kobe 9 Elite 'Inline' PE.
Read on for a comprehensive look at the kicks worn for NBA Media Day in this special edition of Sole Watch.
JaVale McGee -- Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Sport Blue'
Nate Robinson -- Air Jordan 9 Retro 'For the Love of the Game'
Gary Harris -- Jordan Melo M3
Ty Lawson -- Nike Zoom Soldier 7 PE
Randy Foye -- Nike Hyperfuse 2014 PE
Goran Dragic -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Isaiah Thomas -- Reebok Kamikaze II PE
Eric Bledsoe -- Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Black Toe'
Markieff Morris -- Nike Air Foamposite One 'White'
Marcus Morris -- NIKEiD LeBron 10
Gerald Green -- Reebok Blacktop Battleground
Amir Johnson -- Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Doernbecher'
Kyle Lowry -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Greivis Vasques -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive Low 'Maryland' PE
Blake Griffin -- Jordan Super.Fly 2 PO PE
Jamal Crawford -- Brandblack Raptor PE
Chris Paul -- Jordan CP3.VII PE
Carmelo Anthony -- Jordan Melo M10 'Knicks' PE
Dame Lillard -- adidas Crazylight Boost PE
LaMarcus Aldridge -- Nike Air Max Hyperposite 2
Gordon Hayward -- NIKEiD KD 6
Dante Exum -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Jabari Parker -- Air Jordan XX 'Home'
Kendall Marshall -- Air Jordan XX3
Jeff Green -- Air Jordan 11 Retro Low 'Green Snake'
James Young -- Air Jordan Future
Marcus Smart -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Rajon Rondo -- ANTA
Joel Embiid -- adidas D Rose 773 III
Nerlens Noel -- Nike LeBron 10 PE
Michael Carter-Williams -- Nike Zoom HyperRev
Dirk Nowitzki -- Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE
Monta Ellis -- Jordan Prime.Fly Tech
Stephen Curry -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive PE
Anthony Davis -- Nike Air Max Hyperposite 2 PE
Tyreke Evans -- Nike Hyperfuse 2014 PE
Jrue Holiday -- adidas Crazy Ghost 2014 PE
Kemba Walker -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive PE
Al Jefferson -- Nike Hyperdunk 2014
Gerald Henderson -- Air Jordan 2 Retro 'Dark Concord'
Kevin Durant -- Nike KD 7 'OKC Home'
Russell Westbrook -- Air Jordan 10 PE
Rodney Stuckey -- adidas Crazy Fast 2
Paul George -- Nike HyperRev 2015 PE
George Hill -- PEAK
Paul Pierce -- Nike Air Legacy 3
John Wall -- adidas J Wall
Michael Beasley -- Air Jordan 7 Retro 'Olympic'
March Gasol & Zach Randolph -- Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PEs
Mike Conley -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Jeremy Lin -- adidas ZX Flux
Kobe Bryant -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite PE
images via David Butler II (Celtics), Robert Deutsch (Knicks), Isaiah J. Downing (Nuggets), Russell Isabella (Jazz), Jayne Kamin-Oncea (Clippers, Lakers), Peter Llewellyn (Raptors), Crystal LoGiudice (Pelicans), Jerome Miron (Mavericks), Craig Mitchelldyer (Blazers), Mark J. Rebllas (Suns), Trevor Ruszkowski (Pacers), Sam Sharpe (Hornets), Benny Sieu (Bucks), Bill Streicher (Sixers), Kyle Terada (Warriors) for USA Today Sports