Strange but true, since its season opener back on October 30th, LeBron James and the Miami Heat have not played against the Oklahoma City Thunder till yesterday afternoon. Billed as a Christmas Day spectacular, both teams fought on till the game's very last minutes, as they did during last year's NBA Finals. OKC's Kevin Durant scored 33 and Russell Westbrook contributed 21 points. Fortunately, the Heat held on till the fourth quarter and came away with a win 103-97.
Like the Kobe 8 System - Christmas 2012 Edition, James' signature footwear underwent a transformation for the holiday too. In brilliant University Red and hinted with Tourmaline-Team Red, the colorway also represents the edition's exclusivity as it draws reference to red colored diamonds, the rarest among gemstones. To be available starting today at designated retailers, local NikeTown flagship, NikeStore online shop, and New York City's 21 Mercer boutique.
Nike LeBron X
Color: University Red/Tourmaline-Team Red
Release Date: December 26th, 2012 (TODAY!)
Photography by: Issac Baldizon/Getty Images