Which NBA player had the best kicks in the first week of the season?

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In the first week alone, the NBA hardwood is looking more colorful than at any time in the league’s 73-season history, thanks to new anything-goes color rules for sneakers.

With a lack of restrictions across the board, players took full advantage of the newfound freedom and broke out confidently clashing pairs from the jump. During the very first game on the schedule, Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown’s latest sneaker tribute to his Hall of Fame mentor and fellow Adidas athlete Tracy McGrady immediately set the tone for the week. The gleaming red and blue, mismatched, patent-leather sneakers worn by McGrady in the 2004 All-Star Game were unmistakable atop the home floor of the Boston parquet.nfl nike

“He was wearing Sixers colors!” teammate Gordon Hayward said with a laugh.7

Shortly after, as the Golden State Warriors received their third championship ring in four years, Stephen Curry donned a celebratory “Ring Night” pair of the model worn during last season’s Finals. His latest special-edition Curry 5 featured a layered graphic highlighting each of his children’s names — Riley, Ryan and Canon — along with a pattern featuring three rings atop a bridge blueprint design.

The following night, reigning sneaker champ PJ Tucker put the league on notice once again — by switching shoes every single quarter in his first game of the year. The first pair worn was an original 2006 edition of the Nike Kobe 1, autographed along the Swoosh by Kobe Bryant for good measure.

The pair’s “Blackout” nickname has long been confusing to most — the purple-and-white-accented shoe is clearly not all black — but it stems from one of Bryant’s more secretive and maniacal workout tactics. Just after being traded to the Lakers in 2004, Caron Butler reached out to Bryant to schedule their own private workout session ahead of the season. “Meet me at 5 [a.m.] — do you want to black out?” asked Bryant.