There is, after all, a good reason Paul Pierce strongly discourages his teammates from wearing LeBron James’ shoes.

LeBron—jokingly, we think—says he enjoys a psychological edge whenever he spots an opponent rocking his sneakers on the court.

James and Nike recently unveiled the superstar’s thirteenth signature kicks.

Per GQ:

“When I was a kid and I used to see guys wear MJ’s shoes when they played against MJ I’m like, ‘Oh MJ got a little mental edge over those guys,’” James said.

 

“If you just a guy that’s just like, you actually just go to Foot Locker or somewhere,” James added. “You just get a pair of ‘Brons and you want to wear ’em on a Tuesday night vs. me? I’ma bust your ass. Straight up.”