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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