Earlier today, the fresh faces of the NBA gathered at the MSG Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York for the Rookie Photo Shoot. The league's newcomers were photographed for NBA media materials, including officially licensed Panini trading cards.
The photo shoot also provided the perfect platform for some of the 2012 Draft stars to break out sneakers from their endorsed brands for the very first time. Nike obviously packed a very heavy 1-2 punch with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the top, but adidas Basketball has also done very well for themselves. In fact, Nick broke news of Harrison Barnes and Austin Rivers signing with the Stripes this morning, and the two lotto picks were rushed adi kicks just in time for the photo shoot.
As expected, Jordan retros dominated the event with releases from the last couple of years. There's still a few deals to be signed, but Reebok and Under Armour were no-shows on this day.
Check out your favorite NBA rookies in their new digs and fresh kicks in this special 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot edition of Sneaker Watch.