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Yesterday, LeBron James, 28, became the youngest player in NBA history to win four MVPs after receiving 120 of 121 first-place votes by league media members and analysts. The lone other first-place vote went to Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. It was the second time a player fell one vote short of an unanimous MVP selection, with Shaquille O’Neal also receiving 120 of 121 first-place votes in 1999-2000. “It’s probably a writer out of New York that didn’t give me the vote,” James said during Sunday’s award ceremony in Miami. “I know the history between the Heat and the Knicks. So I get it.” Continue reading for more photos from the ceremony. Via ESPN.

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May 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm | lebron-jamesnba-info

There’s an ongoing trend where shoes are getting more and more expensive with each year. This affects all shoes and is especially visible in the signature products market. Apparently the average retail price of a men’s sneakers increased 7% in 2012. Not so long ago LeBron James’ main signature shoes cost $160, now it’s $180 and we’re looking at $200 in a couple of months. Raising the prices raises another question of how does that influence the sales. Turns out life’s good for Nike and their LeBron brand. In 2012 LeBron sales reached a whooping $300 million while other lines reached $50 million for Kobe Bryant, $35 million for Kevin Durant, $25 million for Derrick Rose. The gap is very big, but just to put things in perspective the whole Jordan Brand is still on another level with $2 billion in 2012. As for the LeBrons it was all about the Nike LeBron X with a big increase over the LeBron 9. All info is provided courtesy of SportsOneSource analyst Matt Powell. Is LBJ X the most successful King James shoe? Share your point of view below.

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Apr 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

Santa Claus is making a special delivery to basketball fans worldwide with three special colorways debuting in stores on December 26th inspired by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant. These three new colorful Christmas shoes will be available in limited quantities at select retail stores and and are sure to motivate basketball fans to be good this holiday season. Furthering the diamond inspiration of the LEBRON X, the design team unearths the rarest of diamond colors, red, to serve as the creative muse for this colorway. Highlighted by a sun-washed green, the shoe also features a metallic-like reflection on the vibrant red upper. Technical benefits of the LEBRON X include full-length visible Nike Zoom cushioning, dynamic Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction.

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Dec 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

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Note: This section features LeBron James’ shoes timeline for the 2012-2013 NBA season. You can see all the colorways including Player Exclusives which were used by King James throughout his 10th year in the NBA. Every photo is described by the exact date of the first wear, shoe name, colorway name and a total number of wears in the given year [the red number in the brackets]. The pre-season appearances, media photo shoots and exhibition games are not considered unless they involve the first and the only wear. Covered time span: 10/30/201209/01/2013.
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2012-2013 NBA Regular Season

10/30/12 – LEBRON X Championship [1] 11/02/12 – LEBRON X Black/Red [8] 11/03/12 – LEBRON X Home PE [2]
11/07/12 – LEBRON X Home PE [9] 11/09/12 – LEBRON X Pressure [5] 11/11/12 – LEBRON X Veterans Day [1]
11/15/12 – LEBRON X Carbon [5] 11/29/12 – AMBASSADOR V Inline [1] 12/06/12 – LEBRON X Lava [1]
12/10/12 – LEBRON X Home PE [1] 12/25/12 – LEBRON X Christmas [1] 01/04/13 – LEBRON X Home PE [9]
01/06/13 – LEBRON X Home PE [5] 01/10/13 – LEBRON X Portland PE [3] 01/10/16 – LEBRON X 20k 5k PE [1]
01/17/13 – LEBRON X Matte PE [10] 01/27/13 – LEBRON X Black Suede PE [2] 01/30/13 – LEBRON X Bright Red PE [1]
02/14/13 – LEBRON X Red Suede PE [1] 02/17/13 – LEBRON X All-Star [1] 03/01/13 – LEBRON X Prism [1]
03/03/13 – LEBRON X Carmex iD [1] 03/03/13 – LEBRON X Grey/Red PE [2] 03/10/13 – LEBRON X Silver/Red PE [1]
03/20/13 – LEBRON VI Fairfax Away PE [1] 03/20/13 – LEBRON X Pewter PE [2] 03/29/13 – LEBRON X Silver/Red PE [1]
04/06/13 – LEBRON X White/Grey PE [1] 04/12/13 – X P.S. Elite Turquoise [1] 04/12/13 – LEBRON X Jade [1]

Total: 81 wears including 76 NBA Season games plus 1 All-Star appearance

2013 NBA Playoffs

04/21/13 – X P.S. Elite Home PE [5] 04/23/13 – X P.S. Elite Matte Grey PE [2] 04/25/13 – X P.S. Elite Away PE [4]
04/28/13 – X P.S. Elite Alternate PE [4] 05/06/13 – LEBRON X MVP [1] 05/13/13 – X P.S. Elite Grey/Red PE [2]
05/22/13 – X P.S. Elite White/Black PE [1] 06/06/13 – X P.S. Elite Finals PE [2] 06/13/13 – X P.S. Elite Away PE [2]

Total: 23 wears including 22 NBA Playoffs games.

Notables [not included in the statistics]

10/07/12 – SOLDIER 6 Red/Black 10/09/12 – SOLDIER 6 Cool Grey 10/14/12 – SOLDIER 6 Black/White/Red
10/12/12 – SOLDIER 6 USA 01/12/13 – LEBRON 9 Christ the King 01/12/13 – LEBRON 9 Low War Vet
02/16/13 – LEBRON X Low Easter 03/16/13 – LEBRON X EXT Cork 05/18/13 – LEBRON XI Triple Black
06/04/13 – LEBRON X Ironman Custom 06/18/13 – LEBRON X EXT Brown Suede 05/18/13 – LEBRON X Low Floral
07/15/13 – SOLDIER 7 Joker 07/20/13 – LEBRON X NSW Sail Red 07/24/13 – SOLDIER 7 Black/Blue
Nike LeBron X: 28 colorways [8 GRs, 20 PEs] | 78 wears [22 GRs, 56 PEs] | 74%
Nike Ambassador V: 1 colorways [1 GRs, 0 PEs] | 1 wears [1 GRs, 0 PEs] | 1%
Nike Zoom LeBron VI: 1 colorways [0 GRs, 1 PEs] | 1 wears [0 GRs, 1 PEs] | 1%
Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite: 9 colorways [1 GRs, 8 PEs] | 24 wears [1 GRs, 23 PEs] | 24%
Total: 39 colorways [10 GRs, 29 PEs] | 104 wears [24 GRs, 80 PEs]


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Nov 10, 2012 at 3:37 am |

You probably have already seen all of these shoes posted here on this website, but definitely not in one photo. Karen Civil tweeted a group shot of 8 Nike LeBron X colorways, which is a great preview of what to expect from Nike in the upcoming months. Technically, we’ve been introduced to 12 different styles, but the ones below have already been confirmed to release. There are three Nike+ styles (Blue Diamond, Fireberry, Pressure) and five regular (Silver/Orange, Floridians Away, Blackout, Jade, and Dunkman). It’s better not to think how much it would cost to get all 8. I did it for you: $1570 given the retail price and $200 Nike Plus option where possible. That’s only for 2012.

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Oct 5, 2012 at 2:27 am | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

LeBron James spent the last day of his Nike China tour making the rounds at the Nike+ Festival of Sport 2012 in Shanghai. The four-day festival is aimed at encouraging sports participation in China and features a variety of sports and superstar athletes, drawing thousands of attendees. LeBron took a break from the courts to play beach volleyball with Chinese national team players Xue Cheng and Zhang Xi. He also played some ping pong and worked out at the Nike Training Club area. He then joined Amar’e Stoudemire, Rudy Gay and Paul George to judge the Nike+ Basketball Vertical Dunk Challenge. Other judges included Chinese men’s national team assistant coach Li Nan, American football superstar LaDainian Tomlinson and skateboarders Eric Koston, Omar Salazar, Stefan Janoski and Theotis Beasley. “The Festival of Sport is a great stage for kids to try out various sports,” LeBron said. “The passion here is amazing. I’m blessed to be a part of it.”

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Aug 25, 2012 at 9:34 am | eventslebron-james

The 2012 King James Shooting Stars Classic took place in April, but today we get a look at the Nike Lebron 9 Shooting Stars AAU 2012 Player Exclusive. Similar to the previous versions, the Shooting Stars 9’s feature a Red, Black and White colorway. Obviously the theme is used very often on LeBron shoes, but every pair has its unique look. The Shooting Stars LeBron 9 shoes look very similar to one of LeBron James’ Miami Heat PEs from earlier this season. They won’t be coming out, but you still can design a similar make up using the Nike iD platform.

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Jul 18, 2012 at 1:04 am | lebron-9nike-lebron-shoes

From July 6-9, the nation’s top 80 high school players and top 20 college players will convene in Las Vegas for the annual LeBron James Skills Academy. The event had been in James’ native Ohio but has relocated this summer as James and the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team train in Las Vegas. Featuring many of the elite instructors in the game, the skills academy is hosted by King James for four days of intense skill development work and competition in front of hundreds of members of the media and scouts from every NBA team will be on hand. The attendants are usually hooked up with some exclusive gear from Nike Basketball and this year it’s no different. I’m not sure about the shoes, but other than that they got some exclusive t-shirts, polos, and an amazing duffel bag!

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Jul 7, 2012 at 2:14 am | lebron-jameslifestyle

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