You knew it was just a matter of time, but the LeBron lineup is finally getting a retro release, and it’s a big one. Signing LeBron James to a a seven-year, $90 million contract prior to being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Nike looked to capitalize off his talents immediately. They did so in perfect fashion, releasing a “first game” edition of LeBron’s first signature sneaker, the Nike Air Zoom Generation. Of course, LeBron didn’t disappoint, dropping 25 points, 9 assists, and four steals in his NBA debut against the Sacramento Kings. Unfortunately, the Cavs lost that game, but LeBron made it clear that he was for real. Celebrating King James’ debut, Nike is re-releasing the Nike Air Zoom Generation 1st Game.
Sporting leather and mesh construction, the First Games have been designed to match the Cavs’ home uniform, utilizing a combination of white and bright red, accentuated with dark blue graphics. The inside of the sneaker is dated “11-5-2003”. While LeBron’s actual first NBA game was on October 29, 2003 against the Sacramento Kings, this pair marks the sneaker’s public debut.
The Nike Air Zoom Generation First Game is scheduled to release on January 25, with a retail price set at $175. Will you pick up a pair?
Nike Air Zoom Generation
Release Date: 01/25/2017