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Today in NBA Sneaker History: LeBron James Pummels Pistons in the Nike Air Max LeBron VII

At 10-3, the Miami Heat are currently second in the east, trailing just behind the 12-1 Indiana Pacers. However, Miami has won their last 6 games, which is currently the hottest win streak in the Eastern Conference. Tonight, both teams are in action as the Heat host the Phoenix Suns and Indiana welcomes the Minnesota Timberwolves. LeBron and company will look to keep their momentum rolling as they prepare for a busy week which also includes games against the Cavaliers, Raptors, and Bobcats.

Historically, today has been kind to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. On November 25, 2009, LeBron was still with the Cleveland Cavaliers as they hit the road for a game against the Detroit Pistons. Much like the present-day Heat, the Cavaliers had started their season off hot, coming into the game with a 10-4 record. In the end, they handed Detroit their 10th loss of the season in a 98-88 Cleveland win. LeBron James was phenomenal during this showing early in the ’09-10 season, dropping 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists on the Pistons as he came just shy of a triple-double.

That same night, the Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat ventured to Amway Arena to take on the Orlando Magic. Both teams came in red-hot, with the Heat at 8-5 and the Magic at 11-3. Wade had 24 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and two blocks as the Heat pulled out a 99-98 nail-biter win.

Much like the superstar himself, the Nike Basketball LeBron James signature line has continued to grow and evolve over the years. During this November 2009 game, James wore the Nike Air Max LeBron VII “Black/Gold”, a model designed by Jason Petrie that featured Air Max cushioning, supportive Flywire overlays, and a patent leather toe panel. You can check out a clip of Petrie and James discussing the Nike Air Max LeBron VII below. Nowadays, LeBron James has moved on to the Nike LeBron XI, which includes the debut of Hyperposite technology and is available now for $200.

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