As a younger player, LeBron James dreamed of putting Akron, Ohio on the Map. Known more for the strength of their College Football programs, Ohio is just far enough away from the Basketball powerhouse States of New York, Washington/Maryland, Connecticut, etc. to be overshadowed by the Northeast’s rich Basketball history. LeBron’s quest began as a teenager, as a High School player, playing for Saint Vincent/St. Mary’s High School. His High School dominance, playing as a man among boys, catapulted him and Akron on to the international scene as his St. Vincent/St. Mary’s was forced to relocate their home games to the University of Akron to accommodate the large crowds and media presence, several of his High School games were nationally televised, and he landed on the covers of Slam Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated (wearing his SVSM uniform). Though he spends most of his time playing Basketball around the world as an international icon of the sport, James’ heart will always remain in Akron and in St. Vincent/St. Mary’s.
To hear LeBron speak about the important role that Akron and SVSM plays in his life, click [HERE] to listen to his recent appearance on Nike HoopsTalk.
To celebrate his ties to SVSM and his 23rd birthday, Nike is set to release an SVSM colorway of the Nike Zoom LeBron V. The “SVSM” Nike Zoom LeBron V features a “Fighting Irish” colorway of Green Nubuck, White Patent, and Gold accents.
The “SVSM” Nike Zoom LeBron V is set to officially release on Dec. 30th, LeBron’s actual Birthday, in the [NikeTown.com Member’s Store]. Unlike many of LeBron’s past Birthday releases, the “SVSM” Vs will not come packaged with another item, but, a “SVSM” inspired T-shirt will be made available on Dec. 30th as well.
In addition to releasing online, the “SVSM” is also available now in limited amounts at the [House of Hoops in Harlem].
All Pics Taken at: [House of Hoops]
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