LeBron James wears a Nike LeBron 2 during Lakers media day


Basketball fans around the world have been inundated with NBA Media Day news. After two quiet months during scorching summer days, hoops fans finally have reason to be excited again.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has had an eventful month already. Last week, Nike announced the release date for James’ 20th signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 20. However, it was not the shoe ‘King James’ wore in Los Angeles on Monday.

Instead of wearing his new shoes, James wore the Nike LeBron 2. Except it’s actually a pair of performance basketball shoes that Nike is bringing back for the first time since they were released in 2004. You’ll find below is everything fans need to know. on James’ retro shoes.

Nike LeBron 2 Retro ‘Maccabi’

View of the Nike LeBron 2 “Maccabi”.

During NBA Media Day 2022, James wore the Nike LeBron 2 in the “Maccabi” colorway. The retro basketball shoe is set to release on September 28, 2022, for $215. Fans can purchase the classic kicks on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.

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The ‘Maccabi’ colourway comes from a pair of player-exclusive (PE) boots worn by James in a pre-season match against Maccabi Elite team Tel Aviv in 2004.

The colourway features a gold upper, white leather overlay and ankle strap. The sturdy model includes Zoom cushioning in the midsole. True to form, the retro James logo also appears on the shoes.

This isn’t the first time James has used NBA Media Day as an opportunity to tease his signature line’s retro footwear. However, it may be his and Nike’s best work to date. Stay tuned to FanNationKicks.com for more on what your favorite athletes are wearing on and off the court.

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