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James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason. And Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in its first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory Thursday night. It was James’ first postseason game in Boston since Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals when he was with Miami. He had 45 points and 15 rebounds in that game to avoid elimination. The Heat won Game 7 at home then beat Oklahoma City for James’ first NBA title. After the debut in Game 1, and a brief episode in Game 2, James came back to the LEBRON 12 Elite in Game 3 with a brand new Navy, Yellow and White Player Exclusive. The shoes offers a contrasting color blocking highlighting the unique build of the Elite model. Stay tuned for more updated on LeBron’s 2015 NBA Playoffs sneaker episodes and be sure to check out the game gallery below.

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Apr 24, 2015 at 3:42 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketballnba-photos

LeBron James did the rare GR debut in Game One with the “Ignite “LeBron 12 Elite and he started Game Two wearing the same shoe. However, after the first quarter, he switched into the “Cavs” LeBron 12 PE featuring a clean White upper and Navy speckles, which he had already used back in March. James scored 30 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston for a 99-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead… and that’s all that matters. I would like to know the reason for the change up, but I guess we have to wait for the next game and see if he comes back to the Elite version. His “Cavs” LeBron XII PE is not Nike iD-able, by the way.

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Apr 22, 2015 at 6:58 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketballnba-photos

The “Ignite” LeBron 12 Elite is already out and because LeBron James has entered his “Zero dark thirty-23″ you won’t be seeing his tweets or post on Instagram showing them off. He did, however, wear these in the Playoffs opener, and that was the first time James laced up a General Release Elite version to start the Playoffs. Usually he rolls out with PEs. The last time LeBron wore a GR to start the Post Season was back in 2010 with the LeBron VII P.S. POP, which just happens to be his last Playoffs as a Cavalier before the comeback. The new Elites are out and here’s another look at the “Ignite” colorway in a nice quality on-feet look courtesy of fernz on NikeTalk.

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Apr 21, 2015 at 2:48 am | lebron-xiinike-lebron-shoes

Despite their dominance stretching back for a solid three months to mid-January, there was some lingering doubt surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers before their Playoffs opener. Fortunately King James and the new Big Three put all that aside with a convincing 113-100 Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love made their first ever Post Season appearances… and handled it well. James was his usual self with a team-high seven assists to go with 20 points and six boards… and a new pair of shoes. He decided to wear the regular version of the LEBRON 12 Elite in the released “Ignite” colorway. Check out the game pics below. Btw… LeBron’s buddy Maverick Carter was sitting courtside in the USA low-tops.

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Apr 20, 2015 at 6:32 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketballnba-photos

It’s very interesting seeing Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his transformation into the Playoffs mode, which for the fourth season in a row includes a special version of his signature shoes prepared for the championship battle… the LeBron 12 Elite. By definition his Post Season shoes are upgraded in order to adapt to the potential 28 games instead of the full-length 82 games in the regular season. In real life we know that players don’t use the same pair for more than a couple of games. The first two Elites were lighter and stronger… now they’re just slightly different. There are no more Kevlar and Carbon upgrades. Nike notes the following changes… an all-new Vertical Takeoff wings?super-strong “beams” that frame soft, protective Phylon foam?integrate with the laces and wrap your foot for extreme lockdown and lateral stability an extra Nike Zoom unit for added cushioning. Apparently, the upper has less material than the LeBron 12, which gives it a lighter, stronger feel. Go check them out and let us know if they’re worth the extra money. We’ll review the changes too. Stay tuned for more insights.

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Apr 17, 2015 at 10:33 am | launch datelebron-xiinike-lebron-shoes

When Nike did the Elite version of the LeBron 10 PS two years ago all records for the prices of basketball shoes have been shuttered. The prices started at $300 for the regular version up to almost $400 for the Nike+ Sportspack. Last season there was no Nike iD for the LeBron 11 Elite and nobody complained, really. This season Nike is looking to allow fans to personalize the LeBron 12 Elite, but again we come back to the discussions on how much can you spend on a pair of basketball shoes. Nike will be asking $320 for the Elite 12’s. Are you going to answer the call? Personally, I’m not so eager after the last year’s Elites, which were more of a downgrade compared to the regular model.

Apr 16, 2015 at 9:09 am | lebron-xiinike-lebron-shoes

For the fourth year in a row, Nike Basketball has elevated their top-tier signature models to the Elite level. This upgraded collection of the LeBron 12, Kobe 10, and KD 7 was made specifically for the rigors of the postseason while adjusting to the wear and tear of the 82-game season. However, LeBron James will be the lone member of Nike’s Big Three to partake in the quest for the trophy. He will lace up the LEBRON 12 Elite, which is scheduled to launch on April 17th, 2015 in the so called “Ignite” colorway. The Ignite style is a good match for LeBron to debut on court, but he usually sticks with his wide array of Player Exclusives. That’s been the pattern in the last couple years… James uses less GRs, more PEs. Unfortunately the prices are still the same as last year… the upcoming LeBron XII Elite costs $275. Some nice beauty shots await you after the break.

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Apr 5, 2015 at 4:21 am | lebron-xiinike-lebron-shoes

Reducing weight, refining angles and maximizing cushioning are just a few adjustments that Nike usually makes when approaching the Elite version for their marquee signature lines. Direct insights from Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James have helped Nike fundamentally evolve basketball shoes, leading to new construction methods, state-of-the-art materials and technical innovations. The LEBRON 12 Elite embodies pinnacle performance and indisputable strength, much like James himself. The LEBRON 12 Elite leverages high-quality Megafuse construction with mesh and composite for structure and features new vertical wings wrapping the foot for lockdown and stability. There are three distinct Nike Elite Series Collections that launch monthly beginning in April. The first, Nike Elite Series Team Collection, launches April 18 and features the team colors of Bryant, Durant and James. The second, Nike Elite Series Elevate Collection, features blue hues as a nod to the sky and launches May 15. The third and final flow available June 5, Nike Elite Series Rose Gold Collection, pulls inspiration from the journey to the championship trophy.

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Mar 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm | lebron-xiinike-lebron-shoes

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