July 23rd, 2014 by John Kim / 96
There are some great scenarios that could play out from LeBron’s heroic return to Cleveland. The city could possibly win a Championship while making the Cavaliers the trendy team for serviceable veterans to join, and the homegrown superstar would finally be able to shed any sort of lingering hate that may have stuck around since he first left the franchise in the Summer of 2010. On a sneaker standpoint, this means a lot as a well. While the majority of the Nike LeBron line existed in Wine Red/Gold colorways, the buzz around those LeBrons was never anything close to what it was in Miami.
Things are much different now, and even though LeBron is still numero uno at Nike Basketball, it can capitalize on Cleveland Part II in quite a number of ways because there’s something magical about an athlete playing for the “home” team. Some of what we’ve come up with may already be in the works, while others could be pipe dreams, but they’re all in the realm of realism (so let’s hope Nike is keeping an ear to the ground). Check out some of what we’ve come up with below, and stay tuned for what’s to come for the Nike LeBron series in this third chapter of his career.