While the 2018-2019 NBA season is officially in the books, LeBron James is giving fans cause to celebrate this off-season.
The Los Angeles Laker, 34, took to social media on Friday to show off a black-and-white sneaker, a model we’ve never seen before. As the NBA star was getting in some action on the court — where he wears his own signature kicks — multiple outlets are reporting that the clip revealed a sneak peek of the LeBron 17, the baller’s latest signature sneaker with longtime sponsor Nike.
The sneaker appears to feature a knit construction, with hybrid cushioning and a semi-translucent outsole. James captioned the short video “Uh-Oh.” He also shared a few emojis — a crown, a pair of eyes and a face with a finger held up to its mouth — all of which seem to indicate a sneak preview.
Although James’ kicks typically debut in the late summer or early fall, it seems fans are getting an earlier look this time.
The three-time NBA champion missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2005. James’ chances for the 2019-2020 season are looking better, as the Lakers made a big move yesterday to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. To get Davis, L.A. gave up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first round picks.
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