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Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight” Odes LeBron James’ Memorable 2007 ECF Moment

Nowadays there’s a lot of chatter surrounding LeBron James as the best basketball player of all time. An argument that only ruffles feathers when Michael Jordan enters the conversation. James is an unrivaled all-time great with the championships, MVPs and stats to reinforce said claim. But back in the late 2000s he was simply great, not yet an all-time great.

It would be the moments to come that would lift James into the upper echelon of hoops hierarchy. And while countless plays and games come to mind, his performance in Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals stand out among the most remarkable.

In a close game against a veteran Detroit Pistons team, James put the Cavs on his back and rattled off 25 straight points to lift his team to a thrilling 109-107 victory. LeBron finished the game just shy of a 50-piece with 48 points, shooting 11 for 13 on those final 25 points.

Nike’s “Championship Think 16” Pack honors this historic moment in Bron history with not only a special edition “25 Straight” release, but the very first retro of his Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1. The colorway closely replicates the pair James wore on that faithful day in 2007 with a few special notations to commemorate the release.

The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight” is set to drop on May 31 which, fittingly, marks the anniversary of that incredible Game 5.

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 "25 Straight"
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”

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LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”

After a less than stellar start to the season, LeBron James single-handedly got his team back on track last night with a monumental 57 point performance against the Washington Wizards. James pulled this off in the “Ghost” colorway of his newly released Nike LeBron 15. But it was what he pulled out before the game that had everyone buzzing.

Nike LeBron 15 designer Jason Petrie went on record in months past and stated that along with zipped pairs of the 15, there would also be a strapped edition. James debuted the very-first pair of the latter last night.

Dressed in olive-green BattleKnit with a navy strap that snakes across the upper reading “Long Live The King,” James couldn’t have picked a more fitting night to break out his statement shoe. Grab a closer look at the Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King” below and stay tuned for more details.

Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”
Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”
Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”

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Did LeBron James Just Tease the Nike LeBron 15?

At this point we don’t know much about the Nike LeBron 15. All bets place King James lacing them up to start the 2017-18 Season (or at least by Christmas) and if past models are any indication they’ll be loaded with Nike’s top tech.

Taking to Instagram just moments ago, LeBron posted a pic in the team’s new Nike jerseys at what looks like a media day shoot in what appears to be a new shoe. While the given angle provides not much of a look, the shoe seems to be knit — an aesthetic/performance style not yet seen on the Nike LeBron franchise — and a departure from typical team tones.

Is this the Nike LeBron 15? We don’t know, but preview #23 in midseason form in the shot below.

Welcome to the Terrordome!! Let’s get this thing back going ASAP!! Savage Season 15 #striveforgreatness? #savagemode #IFeelSoGoodRightNowItsScary?

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Every Kicks On Court Worn By LeBron James In The 2017 NBA Playoffs

words // Nick DePaula:

Since falling to a now infamous 1-3 deficit in last year’s NBA Finals, LeBron James has been on an absolute tear during the Playoffs in leading the Cavaliers franchise to a third consecutive NBA Finals.

After debuting the Zoom Soldier 11 the opening day of the Playoffs, LeBron has opted to stick with his 14th signature model for every game of the Eastern Conference playoffs since, donning a new PE on a nightly basis. Whether it was ‘Flip The Switch’ static-Swooshed iterations, a Marty McFly-inspired pair or even more subtle navy makeups, he’s had no shortage of pairs at his disposal along the way. Since the start of the NBA Finals, James has been switching between the LeBron 14 and Zoom Soldier 14.

Check out each of LeBron’s Kicks On Court throughout the 2017 NBA Playoffs, and stay tuned for continual updates as James looks to advance to a seventh consecutive NBA Finals appearance.


Nike Zoom Soldier 11 — Game 1 vs Indiana Pacers

Nike LeBron 14 — Game 2 vs Indiana Pacers


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 3 vs Indiana Pacers

Nike LeBron 14 — Game 4 vs Indiana Pacers

 


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 1 vs Toronto Raptors


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 2 vs Toronto Raptors

Nike LeBron 14 — Game 3 vs Toronto Raptors


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 4 vs Toronto Raptors


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 1 vs Boston Celtics


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 2 vs Boston Celtics

 


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 3 vs Boston Celtics

Nike LeBron 14 — Game 4 vs Boston Celtics


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 5 vs Boston Celtics


Nike LeBron 14 — Game 1 vs Golden State Warriors


Nike Soldier 11 — Game 2 vs Golden State Warriors

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Every Nike Sneaker Worn By LeBron James In The NBA Finals

words // Nick DePaula:

Throughout his seven appearances in the NBA Finals over the years, as expected, LeBron James has worn several special edition Nike sneakers for the game’s grandest stage.

For his initial Finals debut in 2007, LeBron debuted two lasered editions of the very first Zoom Soldier model against the San Antonio Spurs. In later years, Nike Basketball’s strategy would shift, as we’d see lighter weight “PS” versions of James’ signature model for the postseason. Eventually, in 2012 Nike launched upgraded Elite models for the playoff stretch, with added carbon fiber support molding, enhanced sockliners and extra embellishments.

For his most recent Finals — an iconic championship win last season for The Land — James wore the Zoom Soldier 10, a fully laceless, three-strap silhouette. In clean white and black colorways, each pair was accented by gold logo hits. You can expect to see LeBron lace up the four-strapped Zoom Soldier 11 for this year’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Check out LeBron James over the years in each of his Finals sneakers in our latest edition of Kicks On Court Classic, and let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

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Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “Witness” PE — 2007 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 8 PS PE — 2011 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 8 PS PE — 2011 NBA Finals
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2012 Finals Red 9 Elite

2012 9 Elite Red
Nike LeBron 9 Elite PE — 2012 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 9 Elite — 2012 NBA Finals
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 2012 Finals Bron 9 Elite
2012 9 Elite
Nike LeBron 9 Elite — 2012 NBA Finals
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2013 Bron X Elite black gold

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Nike LeBron X Elite PE — 2013 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron X Elite PE — 2013 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron X Elite PE — 2013 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron X Elite — 2013 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron Soldier 7 — 2014 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 12 Elite PE — 2015 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 12 “Witness” — 2015 NBA Finals
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Nike LeBron 13 Elite PE — 2016 Finals 
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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 5: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 5, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nike LeBron 13 Elite PE — 2016 Finals
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Nike Zoom Soldier 10 — 2016 Finals
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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Shoes worn by LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 16, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nike Zoom Soldier 10 — 2016 Finals
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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: The sneakers of LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 13, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LeBron James Debuts Nike Zoom Soldier 11 // Kicks On Court

words // Nick DePaula:

In a bit of a surprise, LeBron James decided to debut his newest sneaker earlier than expected, taking the floor this afternoon for Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs in a new wine and yellow Nike Zoom Soldier 11.

The sixth straight Soldier model designed by Jason Petrie, the 11 is a slight progression of last year’s Soldier 10, once again featuring ergonomic support straps, a sleeved upper and going laceless. Apparently four straps is better than three, going by simple math.

Initially, James was expected to wear the LeBron 14 for at least the opening round of the playoffs, before switching to the Soldier later in the postseason, as we saw him do last year during his road to the first NBA title in Cavaliers franchise history. The shoe isn’t slated to release until later this summer in June, but we can expect to see LeBron wearing a variety of player exclusive editions from here on out throughout the Cavs’ playoff run.

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Every All-Star Weekend Sneaker Worn By LeBron James | Kicks On Court Classic

words // Nick DePaula:

With twelve NBA All-Star Game appearances behind him, LeBron James is already the all-time All-Star leader in points scored, dropping a combined 291 points that he’ll most certainly be adding to again this weekend.

When he takes the floor for the 66th annual game tomorrow night in New Orleans, he’ll once again be debuting a special edition pair of sneakers, which has become a customary occasion throughout his career. Ever since taking part in his first All-Star weekend in the wheat Air Zoom Generation during the 2004 Rookie Challenge held in Los Angeles, James has worn a collection of coveted kicks for each February’s festivities.

Check out every single sneaker worn by LeBron at All-Star Weekend over the course of his career in our latest edition of Kicks On Court Classic, and let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

Nike Air Zoom Generation
(2004 / Los Angeles) 

Nike Zoom LeBron 2 
(2005 / Denver)

Nike Zoom LeBron III
(2006 / Houston)

Nike Zoom LeBron 4
(2007 / Las Vegas)

Nike Zoom LeBron 5
(2008 / New Orleans) 

Nike LeBron 6 
(2009 / Phoenix)

Nike Air Max LeBron 7
(Dallas / 2010)

Nike Air Max LeBron 8
(Los Angeles / 2011)

Nike LeBron 9 
(2012 / Orlando)

Nike LeBron X 
(2013 / Houston) 

Nike LeBron 11
(2014 / New Orleans)

Nike LeBron 12 
(2015 / New York)

Nike LeBron 13 
(2016 / Toronto)

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LeBron James and UNKNWN Miami Are Raffling Off Pairs of Autographed Nike Air Zoom Generations

The anticipation for the Nike Air Zoom Generation retro is beginning to hit fever pitch two days ahead of the release on Wednesday, January 25. This, the first retro release of LeBron James’ signature line, is a special moment in sneaker culture that overshadowing anything beyond just a traditional Tier Zero release.

UNKNWN Miami isn’t overlooking this event, as they’ve partnered with James to release autographed pairs of the “First Game” Air Zoom Generations via raffle.

To enter the raffle, you have to be in the Miami area and stop by the shop to drop off your information. Then, follow @UNKNWNmiami on Instagram and like their post regarding the Nike Zoom Generation “First Game” raffle. From there just tag @NikeBasketball and @KingJames in the comments section.

UKNNWN is also giving out raffle tickets to in-store customers for every $ 25 spent. Raffle tickets will be available today through Friday, January 27. Winners will be contacted on Saturday. For full details visit here.

Nike Air Zoom Generation “First Game”

Colorway: White/White-Varsity Crimson-Midnight Navy
Style #: 941911-100
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Price: $ 175

Nike Air Zoom Generation "First Game"
Nike Air Zoom Generation “First Game”

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LeBron James Announces Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro is Coming “Very Soon”

Oh, it’s on now. With retro Jordans dropping every weekend and adidas continuing their momentum with Yeezy Boosts, Nike is making some MAJOR noise with the official announcement of the Nike LeBron James retro line via the man himself. Using The Uninterrupted, King James confirmed what had leaked previously in the day, that his ‘holy grail’ Nike Air Zoom Generation will return in the famed “First Game” colorway.

Scheduled to return ‘very soon’ according to #23, the rare and requested colorway from the high school standout will be the first retro release from his famed and still active line. The announcement comes from LeBron in Sacramento, the location of his professional debut.

While the release could come in a few weeks or even a few days, smart money would bet these would drop on the SNKRS app as a quickstrike, but hey’s that just an educated guess. For the time being, let us know your hopes and expectations from the Nike LeBron retro line in the comments. Also, check out the announcement monologue from LeBron as well as “First Game” AZG video content from the NK vault as well as from GQ‘s Grails series below.

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LeBron James Wears “Oregon” Nike LeBron 2 For Championship Parade

words & images // Nick DePaula:

Earlier today, LeBron James celebrated one of the proudest and most iconic days of his life.

He led the championship parade for his hometown Cavaliers through the streets of Cleveland, and as we’ve seen over the last month throughout the NBA Finals, he wore yet another random original pair of his signature sneakers for the occasion.

After breaking out his “Rookie of the Year” Air Zoom Generation, white lasered LeBron III and an all red LeBron IV in recent weeks, earlier today James was spotted in the “University of Oregon” LeBron II. Made originally for the 2004-2005 Oregon Ducks basketball season, it’s one of the rarest pairs of player exclusive LeBrons ever made, with just under 60 pairs rumored to be produced of both the home and away colorways.

Check out my own personal home pair of the “University of Oregon” LeBron 2 in detail below, and congrats again to LeBron on the legacy defining Finals win.

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