Happy Birthday, LeBron: A Look Back at the Baller’s Signature Nike Sneakers

Three NBA championships. Four NBA MVPs. An All-Star in 12 of 13 seasons. These are all things LeBron James accomplished before turning 32.

The beloved baller is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, in the middle of a season where his Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 24-7 record, well-positioned to make yet another NBA title run. And even after 13 seasons in the league, James is still performing at a high level: He’s currently averaging 25.4 points, 8.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game.

James is most likely unwrapping gifts from his friends and family today, but the baller — and Nike — gave his fans a gift of their own on Sunday: a look at his latest signature shoe on the court for the first time.

Nike LeBron 14
A close-up of LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 14 on Christmas day.
CREDIT: AP Images.

The renowned forward debuted the Nike LeBron 14 on the court on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors. And after showcasing his new kicks Sunday in a 109-108 win over the Dubs, he sported another colorway of the shoe on Thursday, in a victory over the Boston Celtics — one that boasted a simple black and white color palette.

With James’ 32nd birthday here, Footwear News is taking a look back at all of his signature Nike sneakers — excluding his famed Soldier franchise — from his debut in 2003 in the Air Zoom Generation to his current LeBron 14 look. Click through the slideshow below to see his history of kicks.

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