The 2023-24 NBA Season is just a few weeks away and promises to be just as contentious as last year. From championship contenders stockpiling star talent to a bountiful amount of trades and highly-anticipated rookie seasons, Monday’s NBA Media Day showcased a first look at the League’s newly formed rosters, identities and of course – shoes.
While classic models and old-school colorways were in full force throughout the day– like Chris Paul pulling up to the Warrior’s media availability with his OG Jordan CP3 III in tow –the basketball ecosystem’s various athletic brands have introduced six inaugural signature silhouettes this coming season. From an all-new colorway of Anthony Edwards’ adidas AE1 to Austin Reaves joining LeBron James as the only signature player on the Lakers’, a number of athletes decided to provide a deeper look into their debut shoe.
As the next crop of signature wearers broadens the landscape’s footwear solutions, seasoned veterans like LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan looked toward the archives for their media day footwear. DeRozan amplified the red trim of his Bulls uniform with the quick strike Nike Air More Uptempo “Chicago” while The King broke out one half of the LeBron X Low “Championship Pack” instead of dawning his recently released 21st signature.
Following a full day’s worth of interviews, content capturing and soundbites, we compiled the best sneakers from the 2023-24 NBA Media Day ahead.
DeMar DeRozan’s Nike Air More Uptempo “Chicago”.
Anthony Edwards’ debuts the adidas AE1 “New Wave”.
Kyrie Irving pulled up to media day in his ANTA Shock Wave 5 Pro “Black”.
Chris Paul made his first Golden State Warriors appearance with the Jordan CPE III “White Sunstone”.
Anthony Davis arrived to Media Day in the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Wolf Grey”.
Instead of dawning his recently revealed LeBron 21, James broke out his LeBron X Low “Championship Pack”.
Cole Anthony went deep into his bag with the adidas YZY BSKTBL Knit “Slate Azure”.
Tyrese Haliburton pulled up in DeMar DeRozan’s Nike Kobe 6 PE.
While most expected Brandon Ingram to arrive in the Air Jordan 38 after becoming the Jumpman’s latest signee, Ingram instead went with the iconic Air Jordan 3 “25th Anniversary”.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was spotted in his Nike Zoom Freak 5 “Fossil Stone”.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dawned the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Mambacita”.
New York Knicks guard Quentin Grimes was all smiles in the Nike Kobe 5 Protro PE.
adidas sent Christian Wood a pair of the Crazy 1 “Off-White/Purple” for Media Day.
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