May 24, 2012 BY John Kim
Before LeBron James played a single game in the NBA, Nike hit him with one of the most lucrative sneaker contracts in history and quickly got to work a first signature sneaker for the future superstar. Inspired by the H2 Hummer, the Air Zoom Generation made its debut on the night of October 29th, 2003 in the national TV spotlight against the Sacramento Kings. Despite losing in his NBA debut, LeBron put up some incredible numbers; 25 points, 9 dishes, 6 boards, and 4 steals. What we’ve witnessed from LeBron James and Nike over the last nine seasons has been outstanding, and this LeBron 9 iD ‘First Game’ seen here ‘book-ends’ the Nike LeBron saga to date. Adopting a white upper with the red weave pattern and a navy blue midsole, the colorway and concept devised by zach13g on NT is quite simply one of the best we’ve seen in the LeBron 9. More shots in the gallery below, so take a good look and let us know if you think these are best iDs you’ve seen yet!