LOS ANGELES — Might LeBron James be starting a shoe war with Kobe Bryant?
Nike announced this week that three NBA stars will be wearing special shoes on Christmas Day. The cheapest of the three is Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant's Zoom KD III, which has a suggested retail price of $88 primarily because Durant doesn't want a super expensive shoe.
The others that also will hit the stores Sunday are James’ LeBron 8 V/2, which has a suggested price of $160, and Bryant’s Zoom Kobe VI, which retails for $130. So the natural question is: Why in the heck does the Miami star’s shoe sell for $30 more?
“Yeah, it’s a better shoe,” James said Friday after a practice at UCLA on the eve of Miami’s Christmas Day battle with Bryant’s Lakers at the Staples Center. “But we’re all one Nike family.”
So why is it a better shoe?
“Because it is,” James said. “Because it’s LeBron’s shoe. It’s got my name on it. I take pride in my shoes every year and I’ve always taken pride in having the best shoe. So they’re going to cost a little more if you decide to wear them.”
From House of Hoops: They were the ones selling the shoe on christmas Day Games
Foot Locker has the 3 Christmas Day kicks of Nike Basketball’s premiere players: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. All three were available online (Kobe VI “Grinch” has just sold out) —- OHHH WHATTTTTTT
SUCK it LEBRON.