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Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament – Sweet 16 Announced

March 24th, 2014 by / 43

Last Monday, Sneaker News launched Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament in an effort to crown the best Nike LeBron sneaker of all-time. After a full week of voting and ending the polls last night, we are ready to reveal the Sweet 16 round of LeBrons. There were definitely a few upsets along the way, but so far the favorites are pushing through without any hesitation, so give the full, updated bracket a look, check out the voting percentages below, and stay tuned for Sweet 16 Round of voting to go live today at 4PM EST.

SOUTH REGION

MATCHUP #1 – No upset special here. This Championship-inspired low-top coasts against this “Yankees” LeBron V.


MATCHUP #2 – The Red Carpet LeBrons narrowly edges the Entourage. How will it fare in the next round?


MATCHUP #3 – This “South Beach” sequel trots its way to the Sweet 16 with ease.


MATCHUP #4 – Off-court denim triumphs against the “Cannon”.

MIDWEST REGION

MATCHUP #1 – A true favorite indeed as this #1 seed wins by the largest margin in Round 1.


MATCHUP #2 – Low-tops are a force to be reckoned with. Don’t be surprised if the Miami Nights hits the Final Four.


MATCHUP #3 – Winning is everything! These Championship Elites move on.


MATCHUP #4 – The OG “Graffiti” LeBrons narrowly edge out the Wheats, completing a top-seed sweep.

EAST REGION

MATCHUP #1 – The South Beach LeBron 8 faced the toughest 8 seed of the Tournament, but it moves on relatively unscathed.

MATCHUP #2 – The wild What The MVP is the sneaker of choice in this match-up against one of the first Nike LeBrons ever.

MATCHUP #3 – An upset, or a sign of the younger generation gravitating toward more recent models? The Fruity Pebbles falls to the mighty LeBron 9 China.

MATCHUP #4 – Dunkmans are out of the competition, with this limited-issue Crown Jewel getting the W.

WEST REGION

MATCHUP #1 – Are the Corks a favorite to win it all? It’s in the Sweet 16 for now.

MATCHUP #2 – Another older model bites the dust as the LeBron 9 Elite “Championship” goes to round 2.


MATCHUP #3 – King’s Pride defeats the first non-PE Dunkman release.


MATCHUP #4 – All the Air Zoom Generations are knocked out as the sole “Birthday” LeBron moves on to the next round!

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43 comments
kshaun12
kshaun12

cant believe all the votes for the 11s...

greghall024
greghall024

ain't that about a bitch... couldn't really expect a different outcome though, these goldfish ass kids with 3 second memory spans voting for all the recent models. so much for my wheat azg vs. fruity pebble 4 matchup...

Jacob Frias
Jacob Frias

more importantly how did the asg 7s lose to those ugly 10s. i wonder if only the hypebeast votes were counted.

devildog8774
devildog8774

9s are garbage, except big bangs. 7 all stars are hot, surprised. 2s and 3s are nice too. 10s are garbage too by the way, fu king denims!!! C'mon man!!! And I'm sorry those fruity pebbles are homo I don't care what kind of sweet story it has with it. Fu king lil homos and ur skinny jeans. Kids today are lil pussies big time, like it's cool to be gay now, smh wow!

Eran Noga
Eran Noga

I voted for the allstars instead of the championships

Anthony Manley
Anthony Manley

Where are the ASG 7s.... best LeBron ever released.

Eran Noga
Eran Noga

This should be interesting Derron Herzlinger

stylz3
stylz3

I got WTL vs Corks in the finals


osurett5
osurett5

this is all hyped kings pride 11s over dunk man 5s wtf cannons over fruity pebbles. where has this sneaker game gone. this is sad 

Trenton Finley
Trenton Finley

I picked the Gator Kings over the South Beaches,

Alex Perez
Alex Perez

9s and 10s dominate because they look a lot better than the earlier models. I swear, nike wasn't even trying until then.

donadamsky
donadamsky

wtf, like all my favorites lost...hype train barrelled right over birthday 3, asg 2's, chlorine 7's, and wheat azg's...and i dont even understand how the fruity pebbles lost 1st round, those are the BEST!

TheWizard3205
TheWizard3205

this tournament is quite a bit of a letdown imo. i mean this whole thing's manipulated by hypebeasts

jewlio23
jewlio23

Don't understand how All-Star 7s, Sprites, and MVP 6s all lost..

Whereiskajarii
Whereiskajarii

Cant Believe The Sprite And The Cannons Lost SMH

Xàvier Herrera
Xàvier Herrera

How did all the AZG's get knocked out. Lol. I shoulda voted.

Hugefeet
Hugefeet

Wooow how the fruity pebbles lost? Unreal...

fly li
fly li

a lot of hypebeast personal favs won tho

stevothepro
stevothepro

@greghall024  Lebron 1s are the 2nd ugliest pieces of trash I have ever seen after the Kobe 3. In fact all lebrons were either ok or terrible up until the 8. The  3s,4s and 7s were ok but the 1,2,5 and 6 were terrible.  mango, Miami Nights & Hornets 9s would beat any 1,2,5 or 6. yankees 8s>>>>Yankee 5s!  Fruity pebbles are the Epitome of A hypebeast shoe, Colorful and limited so its hyped up. thank god China 9s won. In fact the only 9 that lost were cannons to Denims and that was the closest and toughest matchup to pick of the whole tournament. South beach  9 and championship 9 Both should have been 1 or 2 seeds.  Gator kings Got a terrible draw . they would have beat any 1,2,5 or 6 as well. BTW Im 35 years old and been rocking nikes since the air evolution in 1987. Cant wait to see the Lebron Prelude 8,9 and 10s. OH yeah You guys do Know nike is doing a Lebron prelude pack right?

rickymorant
rickymorant

@osurett5  well you see you dumb shit, the lebron 5 is one of the ugliest fucking lebrons to date, along with the 4. Further more, if there was no hype of that neon green fruity pebble- rainbow out your ass color way, anyone walking down the streets of compton would be shot for how gay they would look. There wasn't really hype at all of the kings pride 11s or the China 9s, they're just really good looking models… so you kinda have it ass backwards moron

1man1kind
1man1kind

This!! I'm done voting, knew this would happen despite hopes for otherwise,

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

Yeah the youngins cause that's BS because the first pair of Lebrons they ever bought was the 9's. Lol. Fucken pathetic HB's!! And if you're offended then I obviously touched a soft spot! Man Up!

jewlio23
jewlio23

You didn't give your opinion on 7s. Lmao



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