Originally posted on Helmet and Pads Required  |  Last updated 6/18/13
Not only am I a sports fan, LeBron and Miami Heat fan, but I’m also a sneaker-head. So when I saw pics of a new LeBron X low “Floral”, like most sneaker-heads, the first thing I wanted to know was “when do these drop?” But as I was looking at the pics, I noticed something that made me pause. On the insole of one of the shoes it has “Two Time Champion” graphic print on it. On the insole of the other shoe it has an “11-12 and 12-13″ graphic print. Before the NBA playoffs started, the Miami Heat were heavy odds on favorites to win it all. Despite sleep walking through the playoffs, the odds are still in their favor, but they aren’t as heavy of favorites to win it all especially with them down 3-2 to the San Antonio Spurs, and starring down the barrel of a must win game 6 tonight. That said, I’m a little shocked that pics of these shoes leaked. I’m not shocked that Nike has sample pairs of these floating around, and most likely LeBron has a pair that he has yet to broken wear just to make sure he doesn’t jinx himself. However, one thing about the “sneaker game” is that there are a lot of fakes that float around and in one of the pics you can see the signature orange Nike box. Any sneaker-head that has copped (bought for you non-sneaker-heads) a pair of LeBron X lows this year, knows that LeBrons don’t come in a regular Nike box. They never have. But!…….. Nike does put sample/soon to be released/prototype shoes in the signature orange Nike box. So who knows if these are legit soon to be released shoes, or if they are fakes. Either way, this could end up being bad ju-ju for the Heat. Or what NBA conspiracy theorist have always said about the NBA being fixed very well could be true. Additional pics below.
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