On Tuesday, Nike sent out a press release to announce the all-star edition of their signature sneakers for Miami Heat star LeBron James, injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Oklahoma City Thunder scoring machine Kevin Durant.
The shoes will be worn on All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, with designs and color schemes featured in the 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collection are to pay tribute to the host city.
“Nike Basketball is paying tribute to the unique flavor of New Orleans with the 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collection, including three shoes: LEBRON 11, KOBE 9 Elite and KD VI. A “gumbo” in the cultural sense, New Orleans is an eclectic mix of characters, music, cuisine and art,” Nike said in the official press release.
“You can’t rush gumbo … It requires an instinctive balance of heat, spice and creativity. Inspired by the flavors and stories of the Big Easy, Nike cooked up a bold mix of technical innovation, aesthetic flair and old-fashioned New Orleans traditions for some of the world’s best basketball players: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.”
The sneakers will go on sale on Feb. 14 in select retailers.
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