June 3, 2012 BY John Kim
Though undoubtedly gruelling, there’s something about winning an NBA Championship that makes foregoing a restful vacation to play through an Olympic summer not so tiring after all. In the case of Kobe Bryant’s 2008, the surge from merely playing in that year’s Finals was enough to drive him through the gold medal redemption in China to another Finals appearance the following year and finally, that elusive Shaq-less fourth ring. Fast forward to 2012 and with his Miami Heat up 2-0 on the aging Boston Celtics (who can’t even make good on Rajon Rondo’s sudden elite jump), it’s easy to predict that LeBron James will find himself with similar factors in play, and this Nike LeBron 9 Low ‘USA’ is one of those designs that can keep up with you all summer. Check out a new set of images after the jump below and make your Flag Day celebration an extended weekend when these drop on Saturday, June 16th at select Nike Basketball retailers like Social Status — or just cop them right now on eBay.
Nike LeBron 9 Low