The highly-anticipated Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers game is less than 24 hours away, and although many stars will be on the Staples Center hardwood, all eyes will be fixed on the Kobe Bryant-LeBron James matchup. Who knew the superstar’s respective signature sneakers would fuel the fire between this mega matchup on tomorrow?
Recently, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James stated that he had ‘a better shoe’ in regards to his Nike LeBron 8 compared to Kobe Bryant’s Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
“Yeah, it’s a better shoe,” James said today after the Heat’s practice at UCLA. “But we’re all one Nike family.”
Obviously, we expect James to favor his shoe over Bryant’s; after all, it is his shoe. However, was there any other reason for his choice?
“Because it is,” James said. “Because it’s LeBron’s shoe. It’s got my name on it. I take pride in my shoes every year, and I’ve always taken pride in having the best shoe. So they’re going to cost a little more if you decide to wear them.”
At this time, no Kobe Bryant comments have surfaced pertaining to this subject matter.
Besides the game, Kobe Bryant will debut his newly-designed Nike Zoom Kobe VI on court, while LeBron James will use the game as a ‘first look’ at the Nike LeBron 8 V2.
Which player’s signature model interests you the most: LeBron James’ Nike LeBron 8 or Kobe Bryant’s Nike Zoom Kobe VI? Let us know in the comment section below!
Personally, I really think that the LeBron 8s are a better shoe than the Kobe 6s, but unfortunately, the LeBron’s are a bit too heavy for my small build which is why I am going to be purchasing the Kobe’s instead.
Having said that, if you are a powerful player such as a Power-Forward, Small-Forward, and even a Center, your best bet would be to roll with the LeBron’s because if you decide to play in the Kobe’s there is a great chance that you will end up with some sort of foot injury because of their extremely light build.
On the other hand, if you play the position of a Point-Guard and/or a Shooting-Guard your best bet would be to purchase the Kobe’s because they are made to accommodate Kobe Bryant’s needs, who is a Shooting-Guard.
Let us know which sneaker you think is better, by leaving a few words in the comment section because your opinion does count!