Tuesday, January 22, 2008

LeBron James to unveil new sneakers inspired by his Yankees fandom. The shoes will include the trademark Yankee pinstripes as well his jersey No. 23.

From ESPN:
Also, under the tongue are the words "Le-Bron Ja-Mes. Clap. Clap. Clap Clap Clap," a nod to the cheer New York fans reserve for their beloved Yankees, and on the strap is the phrase: "Fresh for '08. Suckers!"

Nike spokesman Kejuan Wilkins said the Yankees-themed shoe will be released in March. Initial plans are for it to be sold only in New York.

James received backlash from Cleveland fans after the NBA superstar attended an Indians home playoff game against New York while wearing a Yankees cap.

This latest slap to the Cleveland fan's face may alienate even more of his fans, but hey, it's pretty cool that James included an ode to the bleacher creatures on his new sneaks.

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