Yesterday, LeBron James was on hand for the opening of the new Nike Basketball House of Hoops in Miami at Dadeland Mall. LeBron greeted the large crowd of excited Miami fans and fielded questions about the design of the shoe along with rising star Nike Basketball designer, Jason Petrie, who took over Nike LeBron design duties starting with the Nike Air Max LeBron VII. Aside from the King James appearance and the opening of the new House of Hoops Miami store, the other star attraction of the day was the eagerly-anticipated release of the Nike LeBron 8 ‘South Beach’ or ‘Pre-Heat’ as it has also been dubbed. LeBron was seen wearing a pair of the South Beach LeBron 8’s and matched the kicks with a Florida Marlins New Era cap. Jason Petrie also turned a few heads with a never-before-seen pair of Miami’d out Air Max LeBron VII Lows. Keep reading after the jump for a look at more pics from yesterday’s LeBron 8 event down in Miami.