A History of LeBron James Wearing Air Jordans

LeBron James and Michael Jordan are often compared to each other, but it’s no doubt the amount of respect and inspiration the two hold.

Prior to King James getting his own signature sneaker, a young LeBron laced Air Jordans on court of the retro, performance and PE variety as a high schooler and in pre-season play.

Even as he enters his 17th season in the league, LeBron shows love to Mike by rocking his kicks pre-game on the regular.

Surpassing Mike on the all-time scoring leader list this past season, we recount the many times LeBron James has worn Air Jordans.

On Court

LeBron James in his Air Jordan 9 “SVSM” PE
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 18 JBC PE (photo by Kevin Clark/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 White/Cement (photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 White/Cement (photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in his Air Jordan 9 Cavs PE (photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
LeBron James in his Air Jordan 9 Cavs PE (photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Off Court

LeBron James in Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 Black/Red
LeBron James in the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “UNC”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Red”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 “Bred Toe”
LeBron James in the Union x Nike Air Jordan 1
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 “Top 3”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle "Vachetta Tan"
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 1 “Vachetta Tan”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 2 White/Red
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 Tinker Oregon PE
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 White/Cement (photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 3 White/Cement
LeBron James in the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 4 Oregon PE
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 4 “Tech Grey”
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 9 “Cool Grey” (photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 11 Low White/Red
LeBron James in the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” (photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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