Michael Wilbon has had enough of the LeExcuses

The recent, and to many the unjust, firing of former Lakers coach Darvin Ham has been a tipping point on breaking the gag hold that’s seemingly been in place as it relates to any degree of criticism directed at LeBron James. Over the past several days a multitude of media personages have gotten on James’ case for yet another one of his coaches getting broken off. Ham’s replacement will mark the Lakers’ fourth coach during the LeBron era in Tinseltown and the ninth coach of his career. One of those…

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PE Corner: ”FAMU PE” Nike LeBron XX NXT Gen

This LeBron XX NXXT Gen was made for the Florida A&M basketball program. The green of the upper peeks through the white open hole mesh. Dual -branded Green and orange Swooshes adorn the later side, while a large single Swoosh takes care of the branding on the medial side.  A Rattler logo has its home on the left tongue, while LeBron’s signature is perched atop the right. Both tongues sports “NIKE” and LBJ branding, with “XX” showing up on the rear heel.  Underneath the aforementioned upper resides a white midsole…

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PE Corner: LeBron James in patent LeBron XXIs 

LeBron James took this Player Exclusive edition of his LeBron XXI in a recent late season game. They sport a magenta patent leather upper; white embroidery on the underside of the lateral Swoosh allows the branding to come forward. The branding on the medial side offers a more traditional appearance, as it is white-bordered and segmented.  A LeBron signature appears on the tongue with “XXI” branding present on the lace dubrae and rear heel.  Underneath resides a fuschia midsole and matching translucent rubber outsole.  As often the case with the…

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“Multi-color” LeBron XXI coming later this year

This multi-hued LeBron XXI features mismatched aesthetic, with the left sporting a fuchsia upper that transitions to an orange; the mate being a blue that softens into a lighter green. A jeweled Swoosh that looks glow in the dark occupies the lateral sides of both shoes, while on the medial features the embroidered outline of the iconic logo.  Underneath the aforementioned uppers reside blue midsole for the left shoe and a fuchsia for the right with orange and sea foam rubber outsoles.  The “Multi-Color” LeBron XXI is slated to debut…

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Check out the “Cool Grey” LeBron XXI

This soon-to-be-released LeBron XXI sports a cool grey synthetic upper with a wavy pattern throughout. Glossy metallic silver Swooshes adorn the lateral side, while the outline of the iconic sits on the medial side. Lebron’s signature sits atop a suede overlay on the grey tongue and XXI branding seen at the dubrae and rear heel.    Underneath resides a Zoom Air-equipped midsole and grey rubber outsole.  The “Cool Grey” LeBron 21 is currenty availabe at nike.com and select retail establishsments; they carry a 200 USD sticker price.  images via Sneaker…

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An initial look at the LeBron 22

Though we are still in the heart of LeBron XXI releases , eyes are already turning toward the next entry in the LeBron line, the LeBron XXII.  Already given the nickname “Monopoly “ due to the currency from the popular board game appearing on a graphic that completely covers the entirety of the upper., which is apparently devoid of FlyWire. The lateral branding appears to be integrated into a support feature that extends up from the midsole.  Lavender shows up on the collar and the tongue.  View this post on Instagram…

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”Eggplant” Lebron IV Coming this summer

Long before it was an euphemism for a man’s junk, “Eggplant” was simply a color that Nike trotted out for appearances on several silhouettes in the late 2000s into the early 2010s, making appearances on 1/2 cents, Pippen II, and most prominently, the Air Foamposite One.  This summer the LeBron IV was slapped with the eggplant.  This iteration of the Lebron IV will sport a eggplant Foamposite upper paired with black at the inner, ankle strap and tongue. Eggplant makes an additional appearance via the Swooshes on the medial side…

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This holiday-themed LeBron XXI hits next month

This upcoming iteration of the LeBron XXI is inspired by Easter.  It sports a segmented barely grape upper with jeweled light armory blue Swooshes on the lateral sides and bordered such branding on the medial sides. Lebron’s signature is seen on the tongues, and “XXI” is present on the lace dubraes as well as on the suede rear heel.  Underneath resides a springy lilac bloom and summit white midsole paired with Zoom Air bags at the heel and forefoot, as well as a light armory blue rubber outsole.  The “Easter”…

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LeBron James wears DT Max inspired LeBron XXI in All-Star game

In Sunday evening’s basketball farce that was the NBA All-Star game, LeBron James took the court in a pair of his LeBron XXIs inspired by Deion Sanders’ Nike DT Max This iteration of the LeBron XXI features the same black-and-white pattern seen on the DT Max and also included the midfoot strap and small gold lateral Swoosh. A mostly white and black heel midsole resides underneath the aforementioned upper and rubber outsole completes the aesthetic. No word yet on if these will see a retail release.

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