Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Some people have been upset that LeBron James' new signature shoe, the LeBron X, will cost about $300. So James decided to take matters into his own hands and let people know that there are less expensive options out there -- with his idea of less expensive showing that maybe he just needs to lie low if he doesn't want people attacking him for hawking his high-priced kicks. "We have a wide range of shoes that range from $300 all the way down to $160, $180," he told the Florida Sun-Sentinel. James said he was not pleased that people fixated so much on the $300 price initially, "because the facts weren't correct," noting that the shoes -- which are made with added technology and software -- come in a wide variety. What James seemed to not understand is that selling any type of shoe for that amount of money will get people worked up, as many people reserve that kind of cash for things like rent or food. James looks like he's trying to make good on this one, but maybe he should just wait until the shoes come out and let the enthusiasts do the talking for him. Photo via Flickr/lebronapp
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  • If your dumb enough to pay that much, so be it ....
  • How sad these athletes get so big and make so much money that they could careless about the many people who love to watch them and emmulate there great athletic feats, that they put out shoes that the average American can't afford. Many of these athletes like Lebron grew up unable to afford such items due to various reasons, but yet and still when they do make it big they act as though they are totally oblivious to any of there poor up bringings. I remember reading about how Lebron grew up unable to buy this or that and moving from home to home, I wonder which he would have preferred eating for a week, or some $300 sneakers? Shame on Lebron and all the other athletes who forget about the kids who will never be able to afford there products unless they get them through unsavory ways, again I just shake my head! I'm sure Lebron and his superstar friends laugh at comments like mines, but I'd like them to remember where they came from.

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