First look at the "King" Nike LeBron 16.
Nike will surely be rolling out plenty of purple and gold colorways of LeBron James' signature sneakers in the near future now that he's a member of the Los Angeles Lakers - but there haven't been any signs of a Lakers-friendly LeBron 16 thus far.
According to Bleacher Report, LeBron will be lacing up a wine and gold, cheetah-printed version of the LeBron 16 when the Lakers take the court against the Portland Trail Blazers for Game 1 of the 2018-19 NBA season. Dubbed the "King" LeBron 16, the insoles feature an image of LeBron sitting on a throne wearing his first Nike signature, the Nike Air Zoom Generation.
The colorway is obviously much more in line with LeBron's former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the NBA's new sneaker policy allows for players to wear such nonconforming colorways without risk of being fined.
The Nike LeBron 16 has already released in a black and red "Fresh Bred" rendition as well as a multi-color version, and there's an "Oreo" joint coming soon. Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for the "Lake Show" colorways.