As the new NBA season kicks off, a ton of people, including myself, are continuously perplexed at the swift nature in which the new season arrived. It seems as though only yesterday the Golden State Warriors were “champagne-ing and campaigning” in the visitors locker room of The Q as they captured their first NBA title in over thirty years.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday, and the two NBA Finals participants made their 2015 season debut as the Cavaliers and Warriors would both take the floor against various opponents. With LeBron James sporting his latest signature and Curry as well, today’s episode of Throwback Thursday will focus on King James and his self-anointed favorite sneaker of all-time: the Nike Air Zoom Generation.
To see for yourself, the history behind this silhouette, check out the video above and scroll through the pages below to enjoy.
Man Child: LeBron James
By 2002, LeBron James was a bonafide prodigy in Northeast Ohio, as his Akron-bred talent continued to captivate collegiate coaches. Standing 6’8 and donning the ability to make flashy plays while exhibiting rare athleticism, LeBron James was undoubtedly the number one prep prospect in the country.
However, his stardom truly began at the vaunted ABCD Camp in which he dethroned Lenny Cooke of the number one spot in the nation. Capturing the attention of Sonny Vaccaro, James’ name would continue to grow within both basketball circles and sneaker circles as well.