Considering only 7 other players won the same title 3 times before, LeBron James joined the ranks of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone on Saturday when the NBA honored him with the league’s most valuable player award for the 2011-12 regular season. To congratulate momentous occasion for the Miami Heat‘s forward, Nike created a special edition LeBron 9 outfitted with the Heat’s colorway of faded red and black. Accentuated with vibrant yellow and outlined with contrasting white, Nike also imprint silhouettes of the NBA MVP trophies for seasons 2008-09, 2009-10, and the current season of 2011-12. While currently one-of-one in availability, Nike will be releasing a select number of the edition starting next month at just a handful of retail locations worldwide. Stay tuned as more release information becomes available. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat leads the Indiana Packers 1 game to none in the conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs.
Release Date: June 2012