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

    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.