NBA Opening Night: The Sneakers on the Court

Opening night of the NBA season had its highs and lows.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and reigning NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers hit the hardwood in winning form last night, thrashing the New York Knicks at home 117-88. Kevin Durant’s first game with the Golden State Warriors was a disappointment, thumped by the San Antonio Spurs at home 129-100. And Damian Lillard proved why he’s one of the league’s best, dropping 39 points on the Utah Jazz, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 113-104 win.

But for the basketball-sneaker fan, there were no lows on the court Tuesday, just highs.

Kawhi Leonard Air Jordan XXXI Stephen Curry Under Armour Curry 3
Kawhi Leonard (left) in the Air Jordan XXXI and Stephen Curry (right) in the Under Armour Curry 3.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Nike athletes — including James, Durant and Irving — debuted their respective signature shoes in “Battle Gray” colorways, Stephen Curry rocked his latest Under Armour model in the “Dub Nation Heritage” look, Adidas had several athletes (including Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks) in its Crazy Explosive silhouette (as well as Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose in their own styles), and several colorways of the Air Jordan XXXI hit the court as well.

Click the slideshow below to see some of the best kicks worn on opening night.

View Slideshow

Want More?

Nike Unveils Basketball-Themed ‘Come Out of Nowhere’ Campaign

Adidas Soccer Star Paul Pogba Spotted in Custom Yeezys

First Look: Under Armour Unveils ‘Make That Old’ Campaign With Stephen Curry

Here’s How to Buy the $400 Air Jordan 4 Premium ‘Ginger’

imbox Sponsored

Customer Experience, Revenue Stream and Sustainability Come Wrapped in an IMBOX

Sustainable, footwear protection technology company, IMBOX Protection, is bringing its in-store service to the U.S. market for increased foot traffic and basket size with a new revenue stream.
Learn More

Access exclusive content