LeBron gets lighter Nike sneakers for playoffs

BY foxsports • April 15, 2011

LeBron James is getting new shoes for the NBA playoffs.

The Miami Heat forward's eighth signature shoe is being launched by Nike on Saturday - not coincidentally, the opening day of the NBA postseason.

Miami hosts Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The shoe - the LeBron 8 PS - is the third version of sneaker he's donned this season, and Nike has shaved 2.4 ounces from the shoe.

Nike says the new sneaker will have a suggested retail price of $150.