April 16, 2012 BY John Kim
It’s sad to hear about our favorite sports stars from the past reporting a bankruptcy and a sudden lack of cash in the bank, but these days, these highly-paid athletes have become incredibly shrewd with their paychecks thanks to proper advisement from some of the most successful businessman in the world. LeBron James, one of the highest-earning pro-athletes in 2011, bought in a minority stake of Liverpool FC after striking a deal with Boston-based Fenway Sports Group, and is projected to earn quite a profit from this investment over the course of the next several years.
What do sneakerheads get out of it? A special edition colorway of the LeBron shoe donning the Liverpool FC kit colors of red and turquoise blue and the liver bird logo on the heel badge. With Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and even Kevin Garnett now owning stakes in European football clubs, will this be an ongoing trend for max-contract pro athletes investing their money on other pro athletes? Check out the detailed images of the Nike LeBron 9 Low ‘Liverpool’ below and if you want a head start on this upcoming releases, check out the sample size from skit_japan on eBay.
Nike LeBron 9 Low