by Brandon Richard
NBA teams continued to open the season on Wednesday night, providing us with a stacked lineup of sneakers for today's Sole Watch.
The buzz is finally back in Charlotte, where Kemba Walker knocked down a stepback jumper in the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive to give the Hornets a 108-106 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Team owner Michael Jordan watched courtside in his 'Hornets' Air Jordan 13 PE.
Derrick Rose, in the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, made his regular season return for the Chicago Bulls against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Perhaps showing that they're the team to beat in the East, the Bulls easily handled the Knicks 104-80. Laced up in a clean Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE, Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut.
Highly publicized rookie Andrew Wiggins got his career underway as the Minnesota Timberwolves visited the Memphis Grizzlies. The Wolves gave the Grizz all they could handle, but it was the home team pulling away late for the 105-101 victory. Wiggins had just 6 points and 3 rebounds in his long-awaited debut, but broke out a fresh Crazylight Boost PE for the game.
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers continued their slow start to the season, dropping a road game in Phoenix 119-99. The news wasn't all bad for Kobe though — he turned a few heads with a purple-based Nike Kobe 9 Elite PE.
Kevin Durant wasn't on the floor for Oklahoma City's season opener in Portland, but the 'Concord' Air Jordan 11 was. New Team Jordan athlete LaMarcus Aldridge laced up the classic and dropped a Jordan-esque 27 points to lift the Trail Blazers over the short-handed Thunder 106-89.
What other shoes hit the court Wednesday night? Scroll through the gallery of game shots below to find out and let us know who you think played in the best pair.
Jabari Parker -- Jordan Melo M10 'Bred' PE
Gerald Henderson -- Jordan Super.Fly 3 'Hornets'
Al Jefferson -- Jordan Melo M10 JBC PE
Kemba Walker -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive PE
Jordan Super.Fly 3 'Hornets' PE
John Wall -- adidas J Wall 1
Dwyane Wade -- Li-Ning Way of Wade 2.5 Encore
Pau Gasol -- Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE
Joakim Noah -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Amar'e Stoudemire -- Nike Zoom Soldier 8 PE
Carmelo Anthony -- Jordan Melo M10 PE
Derrick Rose -- adidas D Rose 5 Boost
Iman Shumpert -- adidas Crazy 8
JR Smith -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Brave Blue'
Roy Hibbert -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Brave Blue'
Mike Conley & Ricky Rubio -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Vince Carter -- Nike Air Max Premiere PE
Marc Gasol -- Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE
Courtney Lee -- Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Barons'
Andrew Wiggins -- adidas Crazylight Boost PE
Terrence Ross -- Air Jordan 8 Retro 'Playoff'
DeMar DeRozan -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low 'University Red'
Kobe Bryant -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite PE
Isaiah Thomas -- Jordan CP3.VII PE
Stephen Curry -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive PE
LaMarcus Aldridge -- Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Concord'
Dame Lillard -- adidas Crazylight Boost
Russell Westbrook -- Air Jordan XX9 'Team Orange'
Rudy Gay -- Nike Hyperfuse 2014 PE
Klay Thompson -- NIke Hyperdunk 2014 PE
DeMarcus Cousins -- Nike Zoom Soldier 8 PE
Harrison Barnes -- adidas Crazy Ghost 2014 PE
images via Justin Ford, Adam Hunger, Steve Mitchell, Craig Mitchelldyer, Sam Sharpe, John E. Sokolowski, Brian Spurlock, Kyle Terada for USA Today Sports