December 29, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
First LeBron James chose his designs for the initial facade at UNKNWN, then King James picked Freegums’ Nike LeBron 9 collabo to compliment the Miami Heat’s white jerseys during their home opener Tuesday at American Airlines Arena. It’s clear LBJ approves of MIA-native Alvaro Ilizarbe’s handstyles, and now the LeBron 9 he so deftly lined is being released as this year’s birthday tribute to one of the great talents the game of basketball has ever seen. This detail-rich design stands out precicely because its high contrast good looks can hold their own even away from the hardwood, and they’re sure to draw lines upon the New Years Eve release at select Nike Basketall stockists like Extra Butter. Have a closer look at some new images after the jump including the intricate tissue paper in which they’ll be wrapped, and if you can’t wait until the day after ‘Bron’s b-day to grab yours, secure a pair right now on eBay.
Nike LeBron 9