July 22, 2012 BY John Kim / 3
How perfect would it have been for LeBron James and Nike if the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship last year? In a season marred by criticism of all degrees directed toward LeBron James (with Nike making a calculated move to protect its star athlete with the ‘Rise’ advertisement), a Championship trophy in 2011 would’ve shut all the critics up in one fell swoop and LeBron’s decision to leave would’ve been one of intelligence rather than cowardice. That story unfolded for LeBron in the worst way possible, and even Nike didn’t see it coming as they already prepared a ‘Championship’ version of the LeBron 8 in the form of the low-top Flamingos, but a first look at this unreleased and unworn Red/Gold sample sheds even more light on what Nike had planned for and expected of LeBron James. Is this another NBA Championship PE of the Nike LeBron 8 P.S.? Perhaps a Game 7 PE? Let us know what your theories are behind this Red/Gold PE and see if the asking price is worth every penny by checking out the full listing from aznkevin888 on eBay.