Lebron James has had a lot to think about this past off season. He and his Miami Heat teammates suffered a heartbreaking NBA Finals Championship defeat to the Dallas Mavericks this past season. It was tough for all the members of the Heat. But it was exponentially tougher for King James. Lebron’s inability to deliver in crunch time has been well chronicled for several months now. As a result, he has had plenty of time to work on his game get prepared to deliver in the games that await him this year. He will also have plenty of ammunition to do so.
The new Lebron 9 has dropped. And it has been dropped in some pretty sick colorways already. The Lebron 9 “China” is one of those colorways. This release is also already been dubbed “Fire Lion”. The Chinese character for fire is featured on the heel tab, the Nike LeBron 9 “China”. This release, also known as the ‘Fire Lion’ due to the heel tab. Recognizing that the blue part of any flame is the hottest part, a Neptune Blue is used as the primary color on the Lebron 9 “China”. Orange is featured on the Swoosh and pull tab. There is a newly designed Lebron logo on the 9 and also uses orange. The midsole features the Nike 180 Max Air unit while a translucent outsole finishes off the shoe. This shoe is a China exclusive, for now, that will release on October 1st. Will we see a stateside drop?
This shoe was specifically designed for the unique qualities that King James brings to the court. Speed, agility, and sheer brute force. For the first time ever, the Nike Flywire and Hyperfuse technologies were used on the upper of a Nike basketball shoe. Stability, durability, and lightweight support that this shoe possesses are a direct result of these superior, innovative Nike technologies.
Lebron James will have more than enough “heat” to wear in his quest to bring an NBA Championship to South Beach. He will rock more than one colorway of the high performance Lebron 9. But, having plenty of footwear firepower has always been a weapon that he could rely upon. The real question remains, is King James ready to impose his will in the big games and win an NBA Championship? Does he have enough mental firepower to win the big one? Perhaps a new Lebron in a new model of Lebron’s shoes will be enough to bring a trophy home to Miami.