LeBron James fans have a couple of reasons to rejoice: first, the Miami Heat are 2 and 0 and playing in mid-season form. Though expectations are necessarily tempered in the lockout-shortened NBA season, most experts have already picked the Heat as the team to win it all this year. Second, the highly anticipated “Freegums” edition of the Nike LeBron 9 is set to release in just three days. The shoe, adorned with the art of Miami-based artist Alvaro “Freegums” Ilizarbe at the lining and white overlay, is a special birthday release, dropping just one day after King James’s 27th birthday.
Release Date: December 31st, 2011 (Saturday)