June 14, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
How do you know LeBron James is the most (unfairly) scrutinized athlete we’ve ever seen? Dude follows up superhuman performances in games 5 and 6 of the Pacers series (Back to the wall in each of them) with 30 and 9 in a Finals Game 1 where his former Finals MVP and Heat Captain Dwyane Wade shoots just 7-19, yet 75% of the coverage is asking why didn’t King James just score 40? The weight of the world is on LeBron’s shoulders right now, and it takes a shoe like the Nike LeBron 9 Elite to support that immense responsibility. His red-uppered Game 1 PE is an intense reminder that the NBA’s championship series is a crucible in which only the truly special survive, and now even if Nike Basketball seems to be holding back new releases until the playoffs are complete, the latest color-swap from Mache Custom Kicks means you can get in on the player exclusive colorway even if it never releases. Mache says he’ll only be doing about six or so pairs of these, so check them out in greater detial below and let us know how these compare to his vast and still growing library of color-swap customs.