Lebron creates shoe in Mattingly’s homage

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So Lebron has a new shoe out, and its design will appeal to many of you:

My favorite part: It has the words “Le-Bron Ja-Mes. Clap. Clap. Clap Clap Clap” on the inside of the tongue. On the outside of the tongue, however:

I understand that Lebron is No. 23. But when you encircle that 23 in navy blue and add pinstripes in the background, well, that’s Don Mattingly. I wonder if James or his people thought about that before designing the shoe.

In other James news, he was caught going 101 mph on his birthday. How odd of a story is that nowadays? An athlete is pulled over for speeding excessively and he’s not drunk.

Hat tip to Jason.

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  • http://www.thebronxstop.com Mark McCray

    LeBron Loves The Yankees
    http://bronxstop.blogspot.com/.....nkees.html

    Being from Northern, Ohio– land of the bandwagon Indians fans– this story absolutely cracks me up…Haha…just when you thought LeBron couldn’t diss Cleveland any worse…he does…

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Any clues on when these go on sale somewhere?

  • http://www.thebronxstop.com Mark McCray

    March. Only in New York City.

  • Dave

    Those words on the inside of the tongue sounds like a Bleacher Creature roll-call to me…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      According to an SI article, that’s why it’s there.

  • Ivan

    Yo them sneakers are hard though

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

    I had this story on my blog on Jan 18 and asked: “I wonder if Don Mattingly was consulted?”

  • Will
  • Ivan

    If You bought those with the throwback Mattingly’s jersey, you be crushing it early.

  • Malcard89

    actually the first thing i thought of when i saw the number 23 was michael jordan. i know it has pinstripes on it, but the number 23 is forever air jordan’s.

  • SavePhil

    From everything I’ve heard and read about this shoe, Lebron is a huge Mattingly fan, and the 23 on the tongue is a tribute to Donnie Baseball, not a reference to his own number.

  • The Good Doctor

    I’m a Lebron fan. And this makes me a bigger fan. And I don’t know which part of the story does more to make me like him more. The Mattingly shoe, or not driving drunk on his birthday.