Image via @geokthree
Image via @geokthree

After a stellar postseason featuring one of the craziest first rounds of all time, the NBA Finals are finally here. Last night, the Spurs began their road to redemption with a Game 1 win, but not before plenty of preparation from both teams. In this week's Instagram roundup, you'll find behind the scenes locker room looks like the one above, as well as practice and training gear from both the Spurs and the defending champs. And with the World Cup on the horizon, there's a healthy dose of football-flavored images as well. Start your weekend off right with This Week on Instagram: NBA Finals Tip Off. 

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Helsinki
Image via @saucony

"Visiting the Helsinki Olympic Stadium Running is simple. We don't need much to do it. However, the effect of running can be complex and long lasting. The Finns today may not dominate the sport but the deep seeded culture of running stands."

@saucony

Know your history

GoBionic
Image via @skechersperformance

"Rain or #shine, #noexcuses. #GObionicTrail #GOphoto by @tristupe"

@skechersperformance

No stopping the Bionic

WOW Custom
Image via @dwyanewade

"Big thanks to @jpcustomkicks for my #wadewednesdays  shoe..#wadeencoresnakeskin #everyonewantstobedifferentbutitsjustnotinthem"

@dwyanewade

#RedJune

Collab Pack
Image via @puma

"In a summer when football becomes the topic of conversation around the world, #evoSPEED, one of PUMA's most innovative football boots, gets a street and fashion inspired makeover. Today, we present to you the official unveil of our latest colab."

@puma

Hypebeast cleats

Brooks Crew
Image via @brooksrunning

"Wishing you a #RunHappyHoliday from Brooks HQ in #Seattle!"

@brooksrunning

Best wishes

Norris Cole
Image via @nba

"Check out Norris Cole's #FinalsKicks!"

@nba

Zoom Soldier for the Finals

Complex
Image via @steviewilliams

"At complex media doing a interview for my new shoe droppn for @suprafootwear #estaban! Gear provided by @ayc @elsenornewyork @gshock_us #ayc #complex"

@steviewilliams

Stevie and the crew

Arches
Image via @rchrstphr

"This running store has every shoe displayed on its medial side"

@rchrstphr

Arches out

adidas Boots
Image via @soccercleats101

"It doesnt get much more #tbt than this! Top pair belonged to Franz Beckenbauer and the bottom by Bobby Moore. Back in the day, the Worlds best wore their boots right to the very end - there was no way to request a new pair every two weeks! #adidas #classicboots"

@soccercleats101

Real OGs

Tire Push
Image via @crossfit

"Nawid Reinermann. #CrossFit"

@crossfit

Giving new meaning to "no limits"

LeBron
Image via @nba

"Kicks change for #NBAFinals practice. #FinalsKicks"

@nba

The King switches up

Studio
Image via @nikewomen

"Possibility in all directions."

@nikewomen

Work it out

Spurs Locker Room
Image via @geokthree

"Chaos in the Spurs' locker room. #KicksOnCourt #Spurs #Heat"

@geokthree

Decisions, decisions

Splash
Image via @runnerspace

"Splash down! OFSAA is LIVE on runnerspace.com/OFSAA! Watch with RunnerSpace +plus! #ofsaa #runnerspace #steeplechase"

@runnerspace

Make a splash

Tony Parker
Image via @nba

"Tony Parker stretches for #NBAFinals Game 1, next on ABC."

@nba

Veteran's Day

Nike Copacabana
Image via @brianstrong

@brianstrong

Stop motion Magista

Image via @nikefootball
Image via @nikefootball

"The sky isn't the limit. Push higher. #riskeverything"

@nikefootball

Under the night lights

Mini Revis
Image via @johngeiger_

"Details. @zshock Zoom Revis pendants are to dope."

@johngeiger_

Revis goes mini

Lite Show
Image via @asics

"Prep for an evening #run with LITE-SHOW™ and never miss a beat. #liteshow #betteryourbest"

@asics

Stay safe and seen

LeBron
Image via @geokthree

"Practice shoes for King James today. #kicksoncourt"

@geokthree

Talkin' about practice

KD Elite
Image via @footlocker

"The Nike KD VI Elite "Gold" drops this Friday in stores and online. Who's copping? #houseofhoops #approved"

@footlocker

KD goes gold

Image via @soccerbible
Image via @soccerbible

"Our limited edition SoccerBible magazine launch issue is now in stock, bagged up and ready to be dispatched. Got yours yet? Don't miss out. Click the link in our bio to order a copy. #soccerbible"

@soccerbible

Now in circulation

LeBron
Image via @solecollector

"#SoleWatch // @KingJames' Nike Zoom Soldier VII PE for Game 1."

@solecollector

Close up on the King

Keen Uneek
Image via @keen

"Meet UNEEK. Available now. Click the link in our profile to see all the available colors. #UNEEK"

@keen

The next level of breathability

Jordan 1 SB
Image via @lancemountain

"@nikesb this weekend"

@lancemountain

Better act fast

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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