2018 NBA Media Day Blog: Kawhi Leonard Looks Thrilled; LeBron's Debut With Lakers

With the NBA season right around the corner, players and coaches are discussing the year ahead at their team's media days. The Crossover chronicled the best photos, quotes and moments from around the league.
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NBA media day is a celebration around the league for the start of the new season. The day gives fans and media members a first look at team personnel after the offseason. A lot has happened since the Warriors won their third title in four seasons. LeBron James is a Laker, Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor and Jimmy Butler is most likely on his way out of Minnesota. 

The first exhibition game of the NBA preseason is on Sept. 28 when the Philadelphia 76ers play Melbourne United and the Boston Celtics take on the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA regular season begins on Oct. 16 with the champs, the Warriors, taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

But before any of that can get underway, players and coaches must face the media:

Kawhi Leonard looked thrilled to be a Raptor

Kawhi looked like his same ole self in his first photos as a Raptor.

Kawhi on playing in Toronto long-term

Kawhi Leonard opened up about playing for the Raptors for the first time since the trade. 

LeBron's first media day as a Los Angeles Laker

Lonzo has been in the gym

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade's final season

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra convinced Dwyane Wade to return for his final season. 

Dwyane Wade's final media day

New Hornets coach James Borrego on the status of Kemba Walker

Latest update on the Warriors and Boogie

James Harden is excited for media day

Tom Thibodeau on Jimmy Butler's trade request

Anthony Davis is striving to dominate

Tony Parker as a Hornet feels weird

The Celtics have arrived for media day

Marcus Smart on what basketball means to him as he deals with tragedy off the court

Kyrie can see himself in Boston for a long time

Kevin Love and Channing Fyre having some fun before media day

First look at Carmelo Anthony in a Rockets uniform

Will Melo start for Houston?

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta on Melo's role for this upcoming season.

Kristaps Porzingis on his potential return

Hi IT!

The Joker checks in at NBA media day

Scary Terry is back

Don't expect the Cavs to tank

Ty Lue says Cavs will not tank this season after losing LeBron.

DeMar DeRozan on receiving a mural before playing a game for Spurs

Udonis Haslem's last stand

Joel Embiid and Dario Saric reunite for NBA media day

CP3 on Melo and this upcoming season

New era in New York

Kevin Love on the Cavs without LeBron

Deandre Ayton respons to Joel Embiid

Umm okay Enes