LeBron James rocks Deion Sanders-inspired Nike shoes at 2024 NBA All-Star Game

Like almost every other NBA All-Star weekend of the last two decades, the 2024 All-Star game lulled on with the league’s best players running up the score against poor defensive effort at best. Another constant was the appearance of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who wore Deion Sanders-inspired shoes during his 20th All-Star Game.

As captain of the Western All-Stars, King James rocked a sneaker mashup of his newest Nike LeBron 21s and Sanders’ Air Diamond Turf Max ’96s. The low-top model took off James’ signatures while the design featured Sanders’ iconic triangular black and white clash accompanied by a couple of subtle gold swooshes.

According to seasoned sole collector Nick DePaula, James wore the shoes in recognition of his “Prime Year,” with this season being the 39-year-old’s 21st NBA campaign. Sanders wore No. 21 during his NFL playing career.

While Sanders and James have continuously shown each other respect, especially as of late with Coach Prime leading the Colorado Buffaloes, this gesture may have taken the cake.

James finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists in his team’s 211-186 loss to the Eastern All-Stars.

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