Nike LeBron 7 'Lakers' another painful reminder of suspended NBA season

May 4, 2020

Even a pandemic can't stop the Swoosh brand from satisfying sneakerheads. This time, Nike has revealed the Nike LeBron 7 "Lakers."

Days after photos and news of its release were leaked, the Court Purple/White-Amarillo sillhouette was confirmed for a May 16 drop at select retailers. According to the Nike SNKRS app, the retro pair will fetch a cool $200 (PHP 10,000).

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was first spotted wearing the mismatched 7s during Media Day when he repped the Purple and Gold for the second straight season — his first with new teammate Anthony Davis. This will be the first classic LeBron shoe to be rendered in Laker colors and made available.

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Fast forward to today, the King could only promote the pair from the comfort of his home, as COVID-19 continues to ravage the US. Prior to the suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season, James and Co. were sitting atop the Western Conference (49-14).

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He recently wrote online, "Saw some reports about (executive) and agents wanting to cancel season? That's absolutely not true. Nobody I know (is) saying anything like that. As soon as it's safe, we would like to finish our season. I'm ready and our team is ready. Nobody should be canceling anything."

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