2012 NBA Finals and regular season MVP and perennial All-Star is regarded as one of the best basketball players in the world.
The Miami Heat and Team USA forward also has a minority stake in English Premier League side Liverpool FC via his partnership with club owners Fenway Sports Group.
In recognition of his interest in The Reds, shoe provider Nike has released a new colorway of James’ signature shoe – the Nike Air Max LeBron 9 – in Liverpool colors. This is expected to be the last retail edition of the shoe before the launch of the LeBron X.
Using what Nike calls “Action Red/White/Black”, soccer fans have been quick to determine the significance of the colors and have dubbed the shoe the Lebron 9 “Liverpool” edition. Here is a detailed look at the shoe which uses Liverpool’s famed red along with the red and white that appears on the club’s badge.