A History of LeBron James in Kanye West-Inspired Sneakers

May 30, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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LeBron James and Kanye West have an interesting history.

While the two had likely long been fans of each other, their public support was first seen in the summer of 2010 when West appeared at LeBron’s infamous The Decision.

Though said special was highly publicized, it was far from a celebrity spectacle as West was the one and only famous friend in attendance with the actual event being more of a charity event in real life than a spot to be seen at.

In the time following, West would reference LeBron on records like “Devil in a New Dress” and “Black Skinhead” with King James showing his public support via vocal fandom of Watch The Throne and shoe choices inspired by Kanye’s catalog.

A very vocal public departure from Nike by West and very talked about episode of The Shop featuring Drake may suggest Yeezy and King James aren’t as cool as they used to be but a recent wear by Bron might make us think things are cooler than assumed.

Peep a tale of the tape of LeBron James wearing shoes designed by and inspired by Kanye West.

LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
LeBron James in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 9 “Watch the Throne” (photo via SBD)
Nike LeBron 9 “Watch the Throne” Gold Sample
"Watch The Throne" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII Premium
“Watch The Throne” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII Premium
Nike LeBron 11 “Watch the Throne”
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Nike LeBron 11 “Watch the Throne”
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 16 “Watch the Throne”
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 16 “Watch The Throne” vs. New York Knicks (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 15 “Net Yeezy”
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron III “Red October” PE (photo via SLAM Kicks)

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