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Today in NBA Sneaker History: LeBron James Scorches Heat in the Nike Air Max LeBron VII

After a heartbreaking 111-110 loss to the Boston Celtics following Jeff Green’s buzzer-beater three, LeBron James and the Miami Heat will be looking to rebound in tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. On paper, the 2-3 Bucks shouldn’t be much trouble for the Heat, who are tied for first place in their division at 4-3, but it will definitely be one worth watching tonight at 7:30.

Historically, November 12 has been kind to LeBron, and in 2009 he made it rain on his current team while he was still with Cleveland. From the AmericanAirlines Arena on November 12, 2009, the Miami Heat hosted the Cavaliers in what would end up being an offensive showdown between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In the end, the Cavaliers pulled through with a 111-104 win to push their record to 6-3, while the Heat dropped to 6-2. LeBron was a force to be reckoned with as he recorded 34 points, 7 assists, four rebounds, two steals, and a block against many of the players he would become teammates with.

Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a signature shoe, but there are no active players with a sneaker line that has enjoyed the longevity and success of the Nike Basketball LeBron James collection. Since 2003, LeBron’s sneakers have used ahead-of-the-curve technologies and are now marketed as the brand’s top tier basketball models. In this 2009 lashing of his current team, James was laced in the Nike Air Max LeBron VII in a classy black/gold makeup. It’s worth noting that a similar colorway, the “All Black Everything” make-up, was released in extremely limited numbers in connection with Jay-Z.

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