Nike jumps gun on LeBron kicks?

LeBron James has won one NBA championship in his career, and

it’s fair to assume that he’d really like to win

another.

But LeBron hasn’t yet secured a second Larry O’Brien

Trophy, and if his Miami Heat don’t win their next two NBA

Finals games against the San Antonio Spurs, starting Tuesday night

at home, they’ll have to wait until next year for James to

win that second title — which, again, he hasn’t yet

won.

I repeat that because images of a pair of new Nike LeBron X Low

floral pattern sneakers have surfaced, and it seems, if the

pictures are legit, that Nike hasn’t yet been informed that the

shoe’s namesake only has one title.

Observe, in these photos from sneaker blog

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The sock liner for one shoe reads, “2-time champion”

and the liner for the other reads, “11-12, 12-13,”

which is half-right. For Nike’s sake, let’s hope this

is either just a fake, a custom one-off — or that the Heat

find a way to rally against the Spurs.

Otherwise, the shoe giant is going to have an expensive and

embarrassing problem on its hands.