by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris
Attention LeBron 8 fans: Nike is calling the shoe you see below the conclusion of the LeBron 8 line. Take that for what you will — I’d be stunned if LeBron wins his first chip and the Swoosh didn’t hit him up with a Championship edition of the LeBron 8, but that might just be me. With Dwyane Wade posting a pic on his Twitter account yesterday of his road/Finals-themed Fly Wade, LeBron will also be wearing a PS version of his LeBron 8 PS when the Heat take to the floor in Dallas tonight for Game 3 of the Finals.
A write up from Nike is below, with a pic of both Wade’s sneak and LeBron’s:
“As the pro basketball season comes to the final stage, Nike is celebrating LeBron James with a special player edition of his eighth signature shoe, the LEBRON 8 PS. This shoe is a fitting conclusion to the series of three LEBRON 8 footwear styles customized to LeBron’s specific needs as he competes for victory in the playoff finals.
LeBron has showcased a unique combination of power, agility and speed during the post season, a trilogy that led to the design of the LEBRON 8 PS which features a lighter, lower to the ground, more responsive approach on the court. As LeBron’s first signature shoe featuring Hyperfuse technology, the LEBRON 8 PS Finals colorway is dominated with red and features hits of yellow, black and white. The new colorway will be available at limited retailers.”
We’ve also got some bonus video footage of LeBron’s closet, which is stocked full of sneakers. The video itself is one of his stylist talking about a Ralph Lauren suit that LBJ will be wearing shortly, but check the background and watch for LeBron, who stocks a pair of true blue Air Jordan IIIs in the closet.
And to pander to the LBJ/Heat Haters, here’s a biased (satirical) interpretation of the video: LeBron clearly shows himself to be a stylist-bumping, child throwing, video interferer.
Hat tip to NK for the video link.