We’ve said this before. It still bears repeating, though: LeBron James might have the nastiest on-court PE sneaker game in the NBA. Yes, you have players like P.J. Tucker and DeMar DeRozan and Nate Robinson who wear everything from old classics to new colorways. But in terms of signature shoes, Nike hooks the King up more than anyone. So you can’t really blame him if he only wants to rock kicks from his signature line. That’s natural. However, every once in a while he switches it up.
James got roasted — repeat: ROASTED — when he posted some ill-conceived mirror selfie after choking away a game recently in Houston. He missed two freebies down the stretch and was generally outplayed by fellow MVP candidate, James Harden. Then the Internet went crazy with slander after what he threw up on Instagram. But you know what? It hasn’t been all fails for ‘Bron on social media. He generally keeps it 100 and has no qualms whatsoever with showing off sneaker colorways of the Nike LeBron series that all of us would die for.
LeBron went next level though when he went out in the Don C x Air Jordan II collaboration kicks, a sneaker that is super, super limited and of top-notch quality. Featuring patented details from Chicago-based luxury designer Don C, including the branding on both the leather tongue and insoles, this particular pair is already a favorite among NBA style connoisseurs, like Jordan Brand member Chris Paul.
James is consistently setting and bucking trends in fashion and style. Don’t expect that to change this spring.
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