March 21st, 2013 by John K.
Earlier today LeBron James went “Retro” for the first time in a while and brought out the Nike Zoom LeBron VI “Fairfax” for his return to Cleveland. The Ken Link-designed Nike Zoom LeBron VI was the last of the LeBrons before it moved onto the era of Jason Petrie – a move that made LeBrons much more popular by a noticeable degree and solidifed the Nike LeBron as the flagship name and model for Nike Basketball. With consumers chasing down LeBron releases at a faster rate than ever before and the recent unveiling of the Nike LeBron X Elite bringing in even more excitement to the LBJ label, we’d like to continue our “What Do You Think?” series by posing the thought of a Nike LeBron Retro. Is the timing perfect? Is it too early?
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November 9th, 2012 by John K.
NIKE LEBRON WEEK
By now you might’ve noticed that we went from LeBron 1 to LeBron V for our week-long Classics Revisited on the Nike LeBron. One of the more under-appreciated signature models is indeed the V, the tech-boosted high-performance model that released in October of 2007. In March of 2008, Nike Basketball released a limited-edition run of the LeBron V ‘Yankees’, celebrating the Yankees new season at a special release at the House of Hoops (you know, back when HoH had exclusive releases). It features the Bronx Bombers’ signature pinstripe detailing on the upper with a crisp white/navy colorway and a baseball-diamond logo on the tongue. LeBron considers the Yankees his favorite baseball team, stirring up some inadvertent controversy in 2007 when he wore a Yankees baseball cap during a Yankees/Indians game – in Cleveland. That Yankees allegiance was later thought to be an indication that LeBron would select the New York Knicks as his new employers, but we know that didn’t unfold that way! Just 86 pairs of the LeBron V ‘Yankees’ was released and is one of the most limited-edition released LeBrons to date.
Nike Zoom LeBron V ‘Yankees’
Midnight Navy/White-Midnight Navy
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May 24th, 2011 by John K.
In his eight-year career, LeBron James has built an incredible fan-base thanks to his signature products and marketable persona. Upper Deck, one of the most recognizable and trusted names in the sports memorabilia sector, has a nice collection of Nike LeBron Player Exclusives, all of which were worn in-game and have been autographed by LeBron James himself. Some of the notables from this bunch is the ‘Portland’ Game PE of the Nike LeBron 8 V/2 and the White/Black Nike LeBron VII P.S. that he wore during his final playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers. If you’re a hardcore LeBron James collector, check out the entire available collection at Upper Deck and let us know which one of the six is your favorite.
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