James Rocking Nike Penny 2 During ABC Halftime Interview »

Apr 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm | lebron-jameslifestyle

Here’s something you don’t get to see everyday. Actually, it’s something we don’t recall going back couple years back. During an interview aired on ABC during last night’s game LeBron James wore the Nike Air Penny 2 (so-called Miami colorway). Usually, LeBron doesn’t sport basketball kicks off the court, but it has changed this season as he was seen rocking The Six for casual on several occasions. The Penny 2 is outside of his signature line, of course, and most of his non-LeBron sneakers thus far were the casual type – Forces, Dunks, Vandals, etc. It’s very interesting to see him do that. We didn’t know LBJ was a Penny Hardaway fan. More pics and the interview itself after the break. The discovery made by you big dummy of NikeTalk forums.

James Rocking Nike Penny 2 During ABC Halftime InterviewJames Rocking Nike Penny 2 During ABC Halftime InterviewJames Rocking Nike Penny 2 During ABC Halftime InterviewJames Rocking Nike Penny 2 During ABC Halftime Interview
  • Aaron

    I’ve heard and read him say Penny was his favorite player growing up, so maybe he’s reliving his childhood a bit..lol. Also, I believe that’s why he wore number 6 in in the olympics because Penny wore the same number in ’96

  • KING 23

    LBJ some year ago…told in an interview that he was a Penny fan and he was a player like him!!!
    I like so much see him wear the Penny II…the best Penny shoe ever !!!

  • KING 23

    hey im not from Ukraine!!! im from ITALY!!!!

  • kart

    I think it’s well known that Lebron is a Penny Hardaway fan. He said it a couple of times during his first couple years in the NBA. I even remember the press asked Penny when Penny was still with Suns and Penny’s reply was like he felt honor and humble to be LBJ’s idol player growing up. He also said he watched Lebron’s game and was impressed by the kid. He though thinks the league put too much pressure on the kid’s rookie year and he expected Lebron to be 18-7-7 during his first year.

  • Jordan

    What shirt is he rockin is what I want to know.

  • L23 With Big Z

    Hes rockin’ the Olympic t-shirt, you can buy it here but its pretty expensive, probably cheaper on Ebay (check the link) http://www.osneaker.com/nike-tshirt-lebron-olympic.html

  • DChap23

    Tht shirt is on osneaker for $60

  • when lebron frist started the team usa stuff he had the number 9 but they took it away for some reason

  • Lately he’s been saying it was Michel Jordan, but he really did mention Penny earlier. See the new video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GZ4Qb7koYY

  • mOe23

    [quote comment=”27895″]when lebron frist started the team usa stuff he had the number 9 but they took it away for some reason[/quote]
    Yeah, you’re right. One time i had this article which i have read a long time ago is the reason they shuffle their numbers is because they wanted to have some sort of a new start with their new jersey number which somewhat kill the bad luck they experience last olympics which they won bronze. Might probably some refreshment :grin:

  • titans

    otheR than miChaeL joRdan… cOz king james said that eveRy baLL pLayeRs idoLizes MJ… Penny HaRdaway and gRant hiLL was his otheR favoRite pLayeRs whiLe gRowing up.

  • KING 23

    I got that olympic t-shirt…not Lebron’s but D-Wade!
    i get that at House of Hoops in Harlem last summer..the cost was 30 dollars! soooo nice!
    Nike released of that t-shirt more players edition..
    LBJ-WADE-KOBE-UNITED WE RISE and KIDD for the US
    NOWITZKI for GERMANY
    GINOBILI for ARGENTINA
    CHINA
    all these for sure ;)!!!
    ciao from Italy

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