Nike shoes already declare LeBron a two-time champ

By on June 18, 2013

The other sneaker features the years of James’ titles, one is a historical fact, the other features a bit of foreshadowing.

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The other sneaker features the years of James’ titles, one is a historical fact, the other features a bit of foreshadowing.

If LeBron James and the Heat lose to the Spurs on Tuesday night, you’ve gotta blame the shoes.

Images of a special edition of James’ signature Nike sneakers — the LeBron X Low Floral — made the rounds on the Internet Tuesday, and an inscription on the sole has NBA fans and sneakerheads wondering if it’s a sign of a conspiracy, a coincidence or just poor timing.

The sneakers, which feature a green-and-black color scheme with a floral print upper, have “2-TIME CHAMPION” written on one insole with “11-12 12-13” on the other. The problem is that, as of Tuesday afternoon, James only had one championship ring.

LeBron James, ‘2-TIME CHAMPION’? Nike may be getting ahead of iteself.

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LeBron James, ‘2-TIME CHAMPION’? Nike may be getting ahead of iteself.

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James and the Heat trail San Antonio in the best-of-seven NBA Finals 3-2 and a Spurs win Tuesday night in Miami would turn that inscription into a fashion faux pas.

The LeBron X Low normally retails for $ 164.99, but release information for this particular sneaker isn’t known. Nike has not responded to a request for comment on the availability/authenticity of this particular version of the shoe.

A special edition of the LeBron James’ signature Nike shoe features the inscription ‘2-time Champion’ and ‘11-12, 12-13’ in the sole. James, of course, only has one ring.

the hater boxden via niketalk.co

A special edition of the LeBron James’ signature Nike shoe features the inscription ‘2-time Champion’ and ‘11-12, 12-13’ in the sole. James, of course, only has one ring.

This is not the first time that Nike appears to have jumped the gun when it comes to customizing one of James’ signature kicks.

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According to Jon Marin, who writes for KixAndTheCity.com, a 2009 version of the Nike Zoom Soldier in a Cleveland Cavaliers color scheme had the term “REPPIN’ THE EAST” in the insole, leading fans to think that it was made in advance of a possible Finals appearance by James.

“When the Cavs didn’t make the NBA Finals, that sneaker disappearaed,” Marin, who spotted the Floral LeBron Xs on a Nike forum, said. James and Cleveland lost to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals that year.

If things don’t go Miami’s way Tuesday night, these sneakers will probably disappear, too.


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