Alright, basketball fans, we've got some good news and some bad news. We'll get the bad news out of the way first: the NBA season is still over two months away, and college hoops won't tip off until November. Pretty wack, right? Fortunately, many of the sneakers that are sure to become staples of the 2014-15 season have already begun to surface.
Last week's men's USA FIBA World Cup training delivered a first look at several upcoming Nike Basketball models, including the follow up to the big-man favorite Air Max Hyperposite and the upcoming Hyperdunk Low. adidas Hoops also has some big things on the horizon, and Derrick Rose was back in action to show off the D Rose 5, while Damian Lillard and John Wall took to the hardwood in their upcoming models. This preview also includes Stephen Curry's Under Armour ClutchFit Drive, BrandBlack's next installment for Jamal Crawford, a can't-miss Jordan Brand women's PE, and much more.
If you've been anxious for the return of b-ball, this should be enough to hold you over and get you even more excited for the upcoming season. Hoops season is approachin, F whatever ya'll been hearin'.
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.
Damian Lillard in the adidas Crazy Light Boost
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Kyrie Irving in the Hyperdunk 2014
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Demar Derozan Breaks Out at FIBA
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James Harden in Zoom Run The One
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Derrick Rose in the D Rose 5
The adidas D Rose 5 is primed to be one of the biggest hoops releases of 2014, and with Rose back in action, the sky is the limit.
Paul George in the Hyperdunk Lows
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Derrick Rose laces up for the first USA Basketball practice in Las Vegas.
Meet Kenneth Faried
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Anthony Davis Breaks Out the Air Max Hperposite
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Steph Curry in the Under Armour ClutchFit
Curry + ClutchFit = Killa.
John Wall Breaks Out His Signature Shoe
It took awhile, but John Wall’s finally got a signature shoe, and they’re looking pretty damn good.
A Look at the J. Crossover II
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Paul George's Zoom HyperRev 2015 PEs
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Day One of Camp USA
Up close with George’s Hyperdunk Low PEs. Guess we’ll have to wait until October to see what he chooses for the long run.
The latest Team USA uniforms are primed for the global stage.
You’ve seen the kicks, now peep the jerseys.
The Speedform Apollo in a red, white and blue colorway.
Steph Curry’s ready for the hardwood and more thanks to his #ClutchFit shipment.
Stephen Curry is in Vegas laced up in the new #ClutchFit Drive, helping #TeamUSA prepare to take on the world.
Under Armour’s next basketball move just might be there best basketball move yet.
CrazyLight Boost PEs
These “Dame” CrazyLight Boost PEs are the next best thing to a signature shoe.
The adidas CrazyLight 4 Boost
Available now, which one you copping first?
The adidas CrazyLight 4 Boost