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Lebron James’ sneakers pay homage to Philippines

Lebron James wore Manila-inspired sneakers for his first pre-season game with the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Inquirer.net, James wore the new LeBron NXXT Gen “TITAN Hoops Fair” created in collaboration with Nike. The shoes sport the colors of the Philippine flag.

Titan, a basketball specialty concept store in the Philippines, said in a product description for the shoe that it “encapsulates the optimism, creative imagination and electric basketball energy that’s always been and always will be woven into the Philippines’ basketball culture.”

The shoes are currently on sale for 8,895.00 Philippine pesos, or around $157.

James spoke about his collaboration with Titan during a press conference ahead of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in February.

“First of all, before we even collaborated (with local brand Titan), I had an opportunity to go to the Philippines and do a couple of things with Nike and continue to promote the game of basketball,” James said, according to Clutch Points. “(I) played in a couple of All-Star games over there as well. (I) went throughout the city and had an unbelievable time being in the Philippines. So I’ve always had a great deal of respect and love for Manila. It’s great.”

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