As expected, the soon-to-be-released Kobe VII (below) sports the gold, royal blue and midnight blue colors of the Los Angeles Lakers. Somewhat surprisingly, Nike has just released a LeBron 9 Low (above) that also presents a variation of the Lakers colorway.
Does Nike know something we don't? Nah, don't be fooled by trade rumors prompted by the LeBron 9 Low, now being called "Entourage." King James will be working hard to earn another championship ring next season as a member of the (love 'em or hate 'em, but don't disrespect 'em) Miami Heat.
Both shoes feature Nike's Hyperfuse technology, and both are destined to be top sellers. The LeBron 9 Low is currently available for $150 at Nike's online store, and the Kobe VII will release on July 7, for $140. Which shoe is hotter? You be the judge. But be sure to let us know on Facebook.
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