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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 4:18 pm  |  23 responses

Sixth Sense

King James unveils the LeBron VI.

LeBron James

LeBron JamesPhotos by Peter Yang
Originally published in KICKS 11

If LeBron’s wish from early in his career comes true—and many would say it has already—then he’ll be seen not just as a basketball player, but also as a global icon. So, what differentiates the two? Well, having some of the most popular kicks in the game is a good place to start. Just ask MJ. — Adam Fleischer

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  • Rylee

    first!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    witness

  • http://trulyhoops.blogspot.com Collin

    nice kicks

  • http://www.bebo.com/RyanG5305 RyanG

    LeBron might even become a bigger shoe icon then jordan.Because the logo is known world wide and he nearly bringing 2 pairs of kicks out each year that fill his pocket.Plus LeBron is the most hypet player in the game like when he was in high school.And people will vote him into the dunk contest which shows how popular he is.

  • j-smoov 5

    Those are tight shoes.

  • http://slamonline.com Adam Fleischer

    The Jordan logo is known pretty well worldwide too, I think.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    i’m flying up I-71 on a magic carpet ride through the fly. what do weigh do? read a book or two. i see blue and she’s gloria.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Voted into the dunk contest?

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    you can tell lebron was cut and pasted onto that black background. still a dope pic regardless

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Three quick stories:
    1, Peter Yang, the photographer, did this shoot a few weeks after he shot Obama for the cover of Rolling Stone.
    2, The shoot took place on a late Afternoon last July, in a ballroom at a hotel in downtown Akron; since said ballroom was also where the high school kids attending the LeBron James Skills Academy were supposed to eat dinner, said kids had to wait an hour for their dinner. I’ll say it again: Sorry, fellas.
    3, Jake Appleman’s been kite-high for about 72 hours straight now.

  • http://dime dennis

    I see nothing special

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    whats Jake on, Ryan. Endophins from woman love?

  • call me li

    yo can somebady tell me what is growing on the right side of lebrons neck? please

  • franzwork

    the lebron VI and the kobe 4 obviously got a lot cleaner than the previous releases. they’ve toned down the design down and made em more elegant. both kicks now have a more “professional” character. i am not a fan of the zoom soldier. it looks like an evolution of Crocs to me. It’s bulky, busy, and playful. I’d say this is really an upgrade over the Zoom Soldier. And the King surely deserves shoes like these.

  • 88

    nothing special. IF you dont know, his shoes don’t do that well in the market, I am not surprised because majority of them are ugly

  • chintao

    The LB V’s are better-looking.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    The last time our mother was in Akron with us both there, Turkey was playing Korea in the fourth place game in the ’02 World Cup. Too bad nobody knew it was the fourth place game and we won! Opposite day, bitches! The Mac Daddy’s gonna make you…JUMP…JUMP!

    I love you middle brother, see you soon, son.

    –Fitz

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    He’s wearing Angola’s GDP on his ear.

  • Funkdoc

    The first picture actually has some messed up editing to it, watch his fingers. There some dirty wall ink between them. Dude, wtf?

  • http://nyer.sosblog.com Be A Real Fan

    damn, you guys need another photoshopper who can zoom in some and fill in those grey holes. between his ring finger and pinky on both hands…in between his legs (no homo)…his neck and ears…and his left pit. not crying, just saying. dope kicks tho. not too crazy looking, just the way i like.

  • http://www.bebo.com/RyanG5305 RyanG

    Yh they said lebron might do a campaign for the dunk contest in 2009-2010. plus lebron is spreading like wild fire.

  • JohnK

    Yea, horrible photoshop. Looks like the shoes were photoshopped in as well. Look where the laces meet his neck.

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