PAUL Pierce had a point when he told a teammate not to wear LeBron James’ sneakers.
In a recent video for GQ’s “Grails,” the Cleveland Cavaliers star took a page from Michael Jordan's playbook back when the Hall of Famer was playing for the Chicago Bulls.
"When I was a kid and I used to see guys wear MJ's shoes when they played against MJ I'm like, 'Oh MJ got a little mental edge over those guys,'" said LeBron.
It’s the same advantage James feels he has when he faces opponents on the court.
"If you just a guy that's just like, you actually just go to Foot Locker or somewhere," he added, "you just get a pair of 'Brons and you want to wear 'em on a Tuesday night vs. me? I'ma bust your ass. Straight up."
James also showed off his "holy grail" sneakers in the clip, a one-of-a-kind pair of his first signature shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Generation, that he wore in his first NBA game. James went on to point out some details of his “first baby.” Stitched in gold in the wine-colored inner lining were the numerals “11-5-2003,” the first time James stepped on his home floor in front of Cleveland fans.
“We lost that game but I ‘won’ that game if you know what I mean,” he told the hosts with a grin. “After the game I gave (the pair) to my equipment guy (and I said), ‘Yo, we’re casing these. I’m keeping these forever.’”