LeBron James Debuts 8 South Beach Shoes, Sports Marlins Hat
LeBron James wasted no time promoting one of his first items that has serious Miami ties. Nike released the LeBron 8 South Beach shoes on Saturday, 10 days ahead of the Heat’s season debut. The shoe’s colors are similar to the Miami Dolphins’ and Florida Marlins’ colors and there’s expected to be another version with the Miami Heat’s colors coming out soon. The number 828 appears on the back: 82 for the number of regular season games, 28 for the maximum amount of playoff games a championship team can play. And, according to Ethan J. Skolnick, there’s also a lion’s head on the shoe to symbolize the power and strength LeBron brings to the court. Here is a pic of LeBron sporting his kicks and speaking at his publicity event on Saturday:
What gets me about LeBron is that he seemed to go out of his way to piss off Cleveland fans in 2007 when he wore a Yankees hat to support NY even though they were playing Cleveland in the ALDS. He’s a member of the Heat for three months and he’s already sporting a Marlins hat? Now that’s a slap in the face to Cleveland fans if I’ve seen one, but that’s no surprise.