Starbury vs Nike LeBron sneaker battle »

Apr 3, 2007 at 12:12 am | lebron-jameslifestyle

Before the last New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers meeting, James took a little shot at Marbury’s $14.98 kicks, saying he couldn’t imagine endorsing a sneaker that cheap…

No, I don’t think so. Me being with Nike, we hold our standards high.

Marbury, who is friendly with James, was lacing up his Starburys before the game when informed of LeBron’s comment. He thought about it for a moment and said:

I’d rather own than be owned.

In 2003, James signed a seven-year, $90-million endorsement contract with Nike. Marbury, who isn’t in LeBron’s league as a player, has no known current endorsements other than the shoes, for which he receives a percentage of sales.

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  • Lebron James is killing Marbury in the shoes and as a player Marbury is not even in Lebron’s league Lebron will dunk on him and his team

  • Deathshand

    Thats word what Marbury said, its all about the dollar. James is in a binding contract with nike and 90mil buys a lot of puppet. Now true, Marbury is not the same player as James , but I do respect Marbury for doing what he’s doing. And Big Ben is going to be down with the personal sneaks.

  • greg

    I got respect for Steph’s sneaker endorsement. I like the whole idea and I think they shouldn’t be compared because they are from 2 different worlds.

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