Game o1 - Mens

5:00PM

Nov 18

washington

00

Santa Clara

00

GAME O2 - MENS

7:30PM

NOV 18

Texas A&M

00

Minnesota

00

GAME O3 - MENS

6:00PM

NOV 20

MINNESOTA

00

Santa Clara

00

GAME O4 - MENS

8:30PM

NOV 20

washington

00

TEXAS A&M

00

GAME O5 - MENS

3:30PM

NOV 21

Minnesota

00

Washington

00

GAME O1 - woMENS

12:00PM

Nov 22

Notre dame

00

Gonzaga

00

GAME O2 - WOMENS

2:30PM

NOV 22

rutgers

00

gonzaga

00

GAME O3 - WOMENS

6:00PM

NOV 22

south carolina

00

etsu

00

GAME O4 - WOMENS

6:00PM

NOV 22

Oregon State

00

western kentucky

00

GAME O5 - WOMENS

12:00PM

NOV 23

Loser game 1

00

Loser game 2

00

GAME O6 - WOMENS

2:30PM

NOV 23

LOSER GAME 3

00

LOSER GAME 4

00

GAME O7 - WOMENS

6:00PM

NOV 23

Winner Game 1

00

WINNER GAME 2

00

GAME O8 - WOMENS

8:30PM

NOV 23

Winner Game 3

00

WINNER GAME 4

00

GAME O9 - WOMENS

11:00aM

NOV 24

Loser game 5

00

LOSER GAME 6

00

GAME 10 - WOMENS

1:30PM

NOV 24

Winner Game 5

00

WINNER GAME 6

00

GAME 11 - WOMENS

5:00PM or 7:30pm

NOV 24

Loser game 7

00

LOSER GAME 8

00

Final - women's

5:00PM or 7:30pm

NOV 24

Winner game 7

00

WINNER GAME 8

00

Sneakers

NBA Opening Week PE's are crazier than ever.

Sneakers

NBA Opening Week PE's are crazier than ever.

In early September at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., nine players in the NBA and WNBA’s rookie and sophomore class arrived for a custom design session with NikeiD. The purpose was to design their opening-week kicks for the 2018-19 season, infused with whatever personalized flourish they wanted.

The timing couldn't have been more serendipitous. The Association had decided just that week to loosen its rules on shoe colorways. Players are now allowed to wear shoes of any color, at any point during the year, pending the approval of a player’s respective team.

Just like that, the customization session became more than an imaginative exercise, but an opportunity to let loose on opening-week shoes for what will be a wild season in PEs.

“I think it’s dope that the League is letting us wear different colorways this year,” says Golden State Warriors power forward Jordan Bell. “For me, It’s like the NFL giving their own players freedom to celebrate. Players can let their style and swag show while also telling a chapter of their story with each pair of shoes.”

See below for the opening-night NikeiD footwear from the visiting rookie and sophomore players.

Collin Sexton, Point Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers

Nba openingweekpes 2018 19 nikeid  grid sexton hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE 4 "Different"

The rookie's design is inspired by his parents, who always encouraged Sexton to find his own path. The first initial of both his mother and father appear on the tongue, and his jersey number is printed on the heel.

De'Aaron Fox, Point Guard, Sacramento Kings

Deaaronfox youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test3 hd 1600
Nike iD KOBE AD "Mars"

For Fox, a planetarium visit in Sacramento launched a keen interest in the solar system. The Red Planet leads certain details of his customized KOBE AD, with crimson elements on the Swoosh, the heel and the eyelits (the navy base is taken from his hometown Houston Astros). The initials of Fox’s son, Kai, appear on the tongue.

Frank Ntilikina, Point Guard, New York Knicks

Frankntilikina youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KD11 "France"

The Francophone rookie sports his national flag on his feet with a colorway inspired by La France. The flyknit blue meets white overlays and a speckled red-and-white outsole. Two personalized marks are printed on the heel, which, says Ntilikina, “in a lot of ways is the most difficult part of the process, because you want the perfect symbol or word.” They are: FP, standing for Ntilikina’s nickname, “French Prince," and MOAM, for “Man On A Mission.”

Jayson Tatum, Small Forward, Boston Celtics

Jaysontatum youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD PG2 "Coloring Book"

This polychromatic colorway is inspired by the NBA sophomore’s biggest fan: his 10-month-old son, Jayson Tatum, Jr., who goes by the nickname Deuce. “He’s a little too young to be coloring, but if he could, this shoe is what it would look like,” says Tatum. His son’s initials appear on the inside of the tongue.

Jordan Bell, Power Forward, Golden State Warriors

Jordanbell youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NIkeiD PG2 "Long Beach"

Inspiration for Bell’s design crosses between NorCal and SoCal, with colors from his Golden State Warriors and personalized details from his hometown of Long Beach, Calif. Printed on the heel is 1995, Bell’s birth year.

Kyle Kuzma, Power Forward, Los Angeles Lakers

Kylekuzma youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KOBE AD "Kuzz Kontrol"

The split-tone design switches between jet black on the medial side and Laker-inspired yellow on the lateral side.

Luka Dončić, Guard, Dallas Mavericks

Lukadoncic youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE Low "Retro Glow"

The Slovenian rookie chose a glow-in-the-dark outsole, a green sockliner reminiscent of the Mavs’ retro base color, and his number 77 on the inside of the tongue. The reason why he chose number 77 for his first year in the League? His favorite number is 7, but unfortunately, it was already taken by a teammate.

Kelsey Mitchell, Point Guard, Indiana Fever

Kelseymitchell youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE Low "Cages"

The inspiration for Mitchell's NikeiD design was a proving ground during her time at Ohio State — a local outdoor basketball court that she calls “the Cages," and a pivotal place in forming her identity as a young player. “My twin sister and I would go out there and hoop all day against the guys,” Mitchell says. “The court used to be green, the three-point line and the key were red, and the middle of the court was black. All of those colors faded so much over time. When I was new at Ohio State, that court helped me find myself.”

Kelsey Plum, Point Guard, Las Vegas Aces

Kelseyplum youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD Kyrie 4 "Fenerbahce"

Plum’s shoe honors the team colors of her off-season Turkish club. “Last time I went over there, I brought a bunch of my sneakers from home, which are a lot different than the shoes that are available for retail in that country,” says Plum. “In designing these shoes, I was thinking about what I could bring back to Turkey that’s cool and different, but is still uniquely me.”

In early September at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., nine players in the NBA and WNBA’s rookie and sophomore class arrived for a custom design session with NikeiD. The purpose was to design their opening-week kicks for the 2018-19 season, infused with whatever personalized flourish they wanted.

The timing couldn't have been more serendipitous. The Association had decided just that week to loosen its rules on shoe colorways. Players are now allowed to wear shoes of any color, at any point during the year, pending the approval of a player’s respective team.

Just like that, the customization session became more than an imaginative exercise, but an opportunity to let loose on opening-week shoes for what will be a wild season in PEs.

“I think it’s dope that the League is letting us wear different colorways this year,” says Golden State Warriors power forward Jordan Bell. “For me, It’s like the NFL giving their own players freedom to celebrate. Players can let their style and swag show while also telling a chapter of their story with each pair of shoes.”

See below for the opening-night NikeiD footwear from the visiting rookie and sophomore players.

Collin Sexton, Point Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers

Nba openingweekpes 2018 19 nikeid  grid sexton hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE 4 "Different"

The rookie's design is inspired by his parents, who always encouraged Sexton to find his own path. The first initial of both his mother and father appear on the tongue, and his jersey number is printed on the heel.

De'Aaron Fox, Point Guard, Sacramento Kings

Deaaronfox youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test3 hd 1600
Nike iD KOBE AD "Mars"

For Fox, a planetarium visit in Sacramento launched a keen interest in the solar system. The Red Planet leads certain details of his customized KOBE AD, with crimson elements on the Swoosh, the heel and the eyelits (the navy base is taken from his hometown Houston Astros). The initials of Fox’s son, Kai, appear on the tongue.

Frank Ntilikina, Point Guard, New York Knicks

Frankntilikina youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KD11 "France"

The Francophone rookie sports his national flag on his feet with a colorway inspired by La France. The flyknit blue meets white overlays and a speckled red-and-white outsole. Two personalized marks are printed on the heel, which, says Ntilikina, “in a lot of ways is the most difficult part of the process, because you want the perfect symbol or word.” They are: FP, standing for Ntilikina’s nickname, “French Prince," and MOAM, for “Man On A Mission.”

Jayson Tatum, Small Forward, Boston Celtics

Jaysontatum youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD PG2 "Coloring Book"

This polychromatic colorway is inspired by the NBA sophomore’s biggest fan: his 10-month-old son, Jayson Tatum, Jr., who goes by the nickname Deuce. “He’s a little too young to be coloring, but if he could, this shoe is what it would look like,” says Tatum. His son’s initials appear on the inside of the tongue.

Jordan Bell, Power Forward, Golden State Warriors

Jordanbell youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NIkeiD PG2 "Long Beach"

Inspiration for Bell’s design crosses between NorCal and SoCal, with colors from his Golden State Warriors and personalized details from his hometown of Long Beach, Calif. Printed on the heel is 1995, Bell’s birth year.

Kyle Kuzma, Power Forward, Los Angeles Lakers

Kylekuzma youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KOBE AD "Kuzz Kontrol"

The split-tone design switches between jet black on the medial side and Laker-inspired yellow on the lateral side.

Luka Dončić, Guard, Dallas Mavericks

Lukadoncic youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE Low "Retro Glow"

The Slovenian rookie chose a glow-in-the-dark outsole, a green sockliner reminiscent of the Mavs’ retro base color, and his number 77 on the inside of the tongue. The reason why he chose number 77 for his first year in the League? His favorite number is 7, but unfortunately, it was already taken by a teammate.

Kelsey Mitchell, Point Guard, Indiana Fever

Kelseymitchell youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD KYRIE Low "Cages"

The inspiration for Mitchell's NikeiD design was a proving ground during her time at Ohio State — a local outdoor basketball court that she calls “the Cages," and a pivotal place in forming her identity as a young player. “My twin sister and I would go out there and hoop all day against the guys,” Mitchell says. “The court used to be green, the three-point line and the key were red, and the middle of the court was black. All of those colors faded so much over time. When I was new at Ohio State, that court helped me find myself.”

Kelsey Plum, Point Guard, Las Vegas Aces

Kelseyplum youngguns2018 19 nikeid grid test2 hd 1600
NikeiD Kyrie 4 "Fenerbahce"

Plum’s shoe honors the team colors of her off-season Turkish club. “Last time I went over there, I brought a bunch of my sneakers from home, which are a lot different than the shoes that are available for retail in that country,” says Plum. “In designing these shoes, I was thinking about what I could bring back to Turkey that’s cool and different, but is still uniquely me.”