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Today in NBA Sneaker History: LeBron James Goes Old School, Decimates Knicks in the Nike Zoom LeBron VI “HWC”

After squeaking by the Charlotte Bobcats 99-98 on Sunday, the Miami Heat are now 14-3, just behind the Blazers and Spurs at 15-3. Tonight, they’ll have a chance to jump back into second place as they host the Detroit Pistons, who are just 2-5 on the road this season. LeBron James has been in top form, and he’s currently third amongst the league’s the leading scorers and second in field goal percentage, so you can bet that he’ll give Detroit one hell of a time when they meet tonight at 7:30.

Flashing back to December 3, 2008, LeBron James was still with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were hosting the New York Knicks. Coming into the game, the Cavs were red hot with 6 straight wins, while the Knicks had lost two in a row. LeBron James ended up leading Cleveland in scoring with 21 points as they cruised to a 118-82 blowout. King James also contributed 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals as Cleveland extended their win streak to 7.

During this game, LeBron and the Cavaliers wore old school-inspired Hardwood Classics jerseys, and Nike laced the King in a special colorway of the Nike Zoom LeBron VI for the occasion. The “HWC” version of the LeBron VI was one of the rarest and most popular styles. With the recent news of a Kobe Bryant retro line, you can rest assured that it’s only a matter of time before you see the Zoom LeBron VI again.

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