LeBron James Gifts Canelo Alvarez A Pair Of “Martin” LeBron 16’s

James is doing a docuseries with Canelo as one of the subjects.

BYAlexander Cole
LeBron James Gifts Canelo Alvarez A Pair Of “Martin” LeBron 16’s

LeBron James is known for his extremely popular signature sneaker series with Nike. After 16 years in the NBA, LeBron is now onto the Nike LeBron 16 and recently, the "Martin" colorway was released to rave reviews. The shoe carries a 90s aesthetic that is supposed to be reminiscent of the sitcom of the same name. Recently, James gifted a pair of the shoes to boxer Canelo Alvarez who will be taking on Daniel Jacobs in a fight on May 4th.

In a video obtained by TMZ, James' right-hand man Maverick Carter went to Alvarez' training camp where he gave the pair of shoes to Canelo directly. 

"You like sneakers?" Carter asked "These just came out. Very special."

Canelo seemed appreciative about the gift and told Carter to thank LeBron for the gesture.

LeBron and Carter are currently working on a docu-series for DAZN called "40 Days" which follows big name boxers as they prepare for some of the biggest prizefights of their life. The first episode will be centered around Canelo leading up to his fight against Jacobs and is premiering tonight. 


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.