James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James will soon rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp but he had some business to take care of first.

He was at Nike's corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs.

The rollout comes less than two weeks before the four-time league MVP reports to training camp. The Cavs open the season on Oct. 13 at home against the New York Knicks.

The shoe, his 12th since signing with Nike as a rookie out of high school in 2003, features multicolored hexagonal cushions on the soles. James joked that he'd like the shoes even if they didn't have his name on them.