January 8, 2015 BY Patrick Johnson
This coming Monday, Oregon and Ohio State square off on the gridiron to see who’s the best team in College Football. In honor of the occasion, we’re looking at each University’s LeBron connection to see who has been outfitted with the better PEs throughout the past decade in the context of the basketball court. Granted, if we had a look at Player Exclusives in general you already know who would be the victor given Oregon’s Nike affiliations and their almost annual Air Jordan Retro. By picking the LeBron line we’re sort of leveling the playing field, kind of like how the Buckeyes are allowed to practice more this week by NCAA rules leading up to the big game in contrast to the higher seeded Ducks. Who wins the battle of LeBron PEs? Check out a few selected pairs and let us know your favorite in the comments section.
Nike Zoom LeBron 2 “Oregon” Home & Away PEs
One of the more curious Oregon PEs to date, we’ll never know why exactly the LeBron 2 was ‘Chosen’ to get the Oregon treatment, but we aren’t complaining. The Chamber of Fear references were ditched for a Ducks green and yellow throughout in both Home and Away looks featuring a predominant ‘O’ branding on the heel.
Nike Zoom LeBron 4 “Oregon”
While this pair is questionable as to whether it was ever truly an Oregon PE, the inspiration is quite clear. With a Forrest Green ankle support and yellow-outlined Swoosh, a near Chrome finish to the Foamposite base mirrors the Ducks’ iridescent helmets that were worn late that season.
NIKEiD LeBron 11 “Oregon”
The later renditions of LeBron models have the whole NIKEiD customization option going for them, so now anyone can seemingly have a ‘PE’ of their favorite school. The same can be said about this vibrant retro inspired LeBron 11 in Kelly Green and Varisty Maize. No Duck branding throughout, but there’s no mistaking which team this pair was made for.
Nike LeBron 12 “Oregon” PEs
This season has been a resurgence for the Duck basketball squad getting LeBron love. So far, they’ve shown off two pairs of Nike LeBron 12 PEs, one featuring a near all green to stand out and the other features a Neon base while the Hyperposite overlay contrasts in an intimidating shade of green.
Nike LeBron Soldier 8 “Oregon” PEs
After a year of wearing the Soldier line, LeBron’s team shoe has never been featured more prominently than now. Oregon’s been wearing exclusives of the Nike LeBron Soldier 8 throughout the season while alternating through the likes of the KD 7s and LeBron 12s.
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