May 7th, 2013 by John Kim
LeBron James joined one of the most exclusive classes in NBA history when he was awarded the 2012-2013 Kia NBA MVP trophy this past Sunday. His fourth award rightfully places his name alongside other legends like Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain, and what’s even more impressive is that LeBron has the potential to win more MVP trophies down the road and perhaps end his career with the most in NBA history (he would need seven to do so – Kareem’s got six). But in 2013, what separates LeBron from the rest is that his signature shoe line has grown rapidly since he won his first trophy, with Nike fashioning a special edition version of each signature shoe model (MJ had a signature line, but never a solo “MVP” colorway).
Like an MVP trophy, the Nike LeBron “MVP” editions were hardly easy pick-ups. Some were insanely limited, released in a pack, or unreleased altogether! For ever pre-game ceremony, LeBron James wore the specific shoe during the game – all of which came during a Home game in a Playoff round. With the Nike LeBron X “MVP” headed for yet another limited release in the coming months (current rumors put them in July), can we firmly establish that this year’s MVP sneaker is the best? Will there be more to come in the future? Let’s take a look back at LeBron James’ MVP sneakers below and point out your personal favorite of the bunch.
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