December 22, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The season hasn’t even started yet, and already we know a few things. One is that the expectations for LeBron James’ Miami Heat are identical to last year’s, which is to say that they’re even higher given the growing pressure crunch of each year he goes without that elusive championship ring. The other is that, as some people seem to forget or find funny to flippantly disregard, King James has enjoyed his fair share of crunch time glory (Detroit, you jelly?) and that’s one of the big reasons we know for a fact he’s going to be a 2012 NBA All-Star Game starter, if not the leading vote-getter. So even if he never made good on that dunk contest promise from a few years back, LeBron will be stealing the show in this shimmering navy blue Nike LeBron 9 ‘All Star’. We’ve already seen two super-energetic colorways in the presumed ‘Dunkman’ and all-new ‘Big Bang’ LeBron 9s earlier today; how does this relatively calm design match up? Check these out after the jump, and stick with Sneaker News for the release date and all of the 2012 NBA All Star sneakers. via Random Acts of Cool
UPDATE: It has since been pointed out by Jason Petrie that these are not in fact the All-Star edition, but actually a Griffey-inspired version with possible Dunkman ties. Check it out here.