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Nike LeBron 9 ‘China’

September 14, 2011 BY / 39 c

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The Carmelo Anthony sign-and-trade pretty well precludes LeBron James from being a New York Knick unless he ends up at MSG during a Shaq-style victory tour.  And since he’ll never be welcome back in Cleveland again, we won’t get to see any more dope Hardwood Classics colorways, but these facts don’t combine to preclude any and all blue and orange Nike LeBron sneakers.  In fact, if the release timing over the past few years proves any indication of things to come, it won’t be very long at all before the Nike LeBron 9 ‘China’ makes its way to retail.  This Cavs throwback -slash- Knicks/Mets getup is reminiscent of the epic ‘Birthday’ Zoom Lebron IV and may be a sign of things to come for 2012’s Year of the Dragon releases; perhaps that explains the detailing on the middle eyelets of these teaser images.  Click through for more and let us know how these stack up against the ever-growing LeBron 9 ranks, and stick with Sneaker News for more information on the developing LeBron 9 ‘China’.

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39 comments
@levi180
@levi180

Counterkicks has a full picture of this shoe. They are beautiful

henknow
henknow

they're are blue cause year of the dragon is blue....those look hot

LBJALLDAY
LBJALLDAY

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE FULL PICS! LEBRON 9 COLORWAYS ARE GOING HARD SO FAR!!

@DA_CLEAR_SOLE
@DA_CLEAR_SOLE

IM GOOD ON THESE///I WOULD RATHER HAVE THA LEBRON FLAMINGOS..

IWILLANNOYYOU
IWILLANNOYYOU

OK here we go! This is it! Wheres the HATE now???! Hah! Just as I thought... People are just tooo good in criticisms... I bet those haters are gonna line up for the 9s when they dropped...

Tanner
Tanner

suck a tease...the Lebron is changing the game and I'm gladly and fully on board...the 7 was amazing...the 8 was "garbage" when first pics emerged and then became a future ICONIC shoe, and now the 9 is "garbage" to many but watch how it takes another step up the ladder of shoe history. If he wins some championship it'll only solidify these even more as future classics and retros that our kids and kid's kids will be standing in line for. The only fear is what this re-sell game does to our passion but that's a whole separate debate/issue.

Axle Foley
Axle Foley

I personally don't like the shoe. but I'm also really only a fan of LBJ 7 and 8. I admit my sneaker taste is TOO picky. But i agree with most people here; If you talked massive amounts of shit and gave thumbs down to all the comments when the first picture in the bred color way came out, don't fall in love with them because of the exclusive color ways. Thats just as bad as a non-sneaker head lining up for every QS Just because 'Its limited'

S33jay
S33jay

Would be nice to see the whole shoe instread of six similar shots, guess i will have to wait

NYDCB
NYDCB

^ You're an idiot and/or know little to nothing about this shit if you think a specific CW can't make/break of shoe regardless of design.

coolguy
coolguy

the picture doesn't clear... maybe because its suck they take a pic like that....

James
James

Honestly, this shoe is not that bad, don't see why everybody's hatin on em

Nutty
Nutty

I think this is a Dec release with the 2 blue hues and the orange colorway. I'm really intrigued with this one.

assman
assman

the fuck is up with these closeups? Show the whole fuckin shoe for god sakes.

Jay.Co55
Jay.Co55

Yeah, pretty sure everyone thinks the 9's look ugly, so where would the "hype" come from? reckon all it will take is a good colorway to get them going, didnt really like the original black and red cw of the 8 either. Can only see a Knicks cw so not sure where the 'china' part comes into it?

carbon 15
carbon 15

hwc cavs colorway...fuck yes

Colin Gavigan
Colin Gavigan

i dislike the woven pattern on the shoe even more from up close, i jus dont think woven mixes wit a basketball shoe

TCL
TCL

No offense, but why is this called the China's. Either way these are pretty nice, and these new LeBron 9 colorways are going to change a lot of people's perspective on this shoe.

GERM$
GERM$

How are these chinas? I thought the chinas were suppose to be red and white like the 8's, how is a nicks colorway "china"?

Woods
Woods

More Like LeBron 9 "Knicks" To Me

agf
agf

okay now were talkin

ILLIONAIRE32
ILLIONAIRE32

Of course this colorway would be on the 9s but not the 8s -__-

BMR
BMR

Hate on me all you want but I still get to have an opinion. I love the Lebron 9.

NBA
NBA

nice! potential right here

ability
ability

When the first picture dropped of the LB 9 red/blk/wht colorway the majority of people hated on them. They claimed the tongue was to high, that it didn't have a 360 air unit and the overall design just sucked. Nike reps watch these websites because feedback is important to them. Now all of a sudden their dropping teaser pics all over the place the Miami's the China's. If you liked the shoes from the begining then good for you. But for those who were hating in the begining please don't jump on the bandwagon now after seeing the exact same shoe in another colorway. I for one don't like the shoe in any colorway.

kaboom
kaboom

same here, just doesn't look right, wish they changed it, will have more potential

@kevinsalazar
@kevinsalazar

You can make any shoe look good from one angle or zoomed in just to the lacing.

T-Luv
T-Luv

Opinions are like assholes

TCL
TCL

Yeah, these are sick. They just needed some new colorways like this one, and also the Hurricane CW.

green
green

bro, shut up.

@levi180
@levi180

Counterkicks has a couple of full pictures of this shoe, they are beautiful

MagMonsta
MagMonsta

The same hype that came along for the lebron 8's after the south beach colorway dropped. The opinions of that shoe changed drastically after different colorways were displayed and the same will happen for this shoe. I like them, and have liked them since I saw the 'bred' colorway but the overwhelmig response was negative at first but with three new colorways being revealed within the past few days, people's opinions are bound to change. That's the nature of this sneaker thing. You must not be paying attention......

yeahmox
yeahmox

then why visit this post if you think this is a trash? if you are not interested you wouldn't waste your 'precious' time looking at this post.

Jay
Jay

i agree wit you but they still trash i dont see how you liek them a lil bit and i dont care what color they come out in they trash last hot lebrons was the 7s



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