March 17, 2014 BY Sneaker News / 26
The Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament is now live, and we’re kicking off the Round 1 competition by opening up one region per day throughout the week. We’ll start here with the WEST regional, headlined by the game-changing Nike LeBron 11 “Cork”. Throughout the remainder of the week, we will open up a new regional per day, with all Round 1 voting polls will stay open until Saturday, March 23rd at 11:59 PM EST. Continue on below to help us inch closer to crowning the best Nike LeBron ever, and check back tomorrow for the EAST regional voting.
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MATCHUP #1 – The first contest in the Nike LeBron tournament begins with two icons of the game – the “Cork” that celebrated LeBron’s first NBA Championship, and the “Sprite” which paid an homage to an earlier PE.
MATCHUP #2 – There are two intriguing stories in this duel – the LeBron 9 Elite was the shoe he wore to win his first NBA Title, while the LeBron 3 represented one of the four characters in the memorable “The LeBrons” ad campaign.
MATCHUP #3 – Nike launches the LeBron 11 with this awesome King’s Pride colorway. We pin it against the first-ever LeBron signature Dunkman release, seen here in LeBron 5 form.
MATCHUP #4 – Two big occasions are represented in this pivotal 4 vs. 5 match-up. The Air Zoom Generation was LeBron’s first-ever NBA Home game, while the LeBron 4 was a Birthday surprise for the budding superstar.
ppl sleeping on the 3's, personally feel like that was one of his best model looking shoes! that was 11th grade year too...good times
now i understand lebron being on background...all lbjs, i thought this was going to be for like 2013-14 releases
All of these match ups were land slide victories. The corks are obviously going to out beat the sprites. And I personally don't think the king's pride can hold a candle to the dunk man's. And the championship 9's..... that's self explanatory. The only even match up to me is the generations and the birthday joints
I think it's hella funny that some people thought this was gonna be a mix of "best of 2013", even though Lebrons mug and a Lion are on the backdrop. Lol. I think someone even said, "there wasn't even enough Lebrons to hold a bracket! Wtf ! Lol.
@flockaveli you're probably right, and that's cause of the hypebeasts, but the lebron 8 south beach is just so clean and well done. it's played out but when you get the original shoe in hand it just feels so good. lebron 8's are very comfy and with some black jeans the south beach c/w just looks so clean. it's loud but it's also easy on the eyes. the colorblocking is perfect. the mix of leather and performance materials on the shoe and the oh so subtle but necessary hits of pink really make the shoe come to life. shame the sole on most of them is piss yellow. imo they should retro them and general release.
@trilla lol madd true
I agree. It's unfortunate too because I really like the Sprite lows, I have them. But I also have the Corks. Both great shoes. Corks go on...against Championship9's.
@Cop em and Rock em I looked at the full bracket and it's unfortunate how many shoes are going to get overlooked -- that South bracket is ridiculous!!