Written by Peter Walsh (@Peter_M_Walsh)
It has been well publicized that the Nike LeBron XI wasn't, simply put, Lebron's preferred choice of sneaker this NBA season. Instead of wearing his flagship shoe, which James claimed weren't just right for his standards, LeBron instead opted for the Zoom Soldier VII. After working out the problems and clearing the air with Nike back in December, LeBron continued to wear the Soldier VII through the season and occasionally started the game wearing the XIs before switching for the Soldier VII at halftime.
For the season, LeBron donned a 26 different colorways of the Zoom Soldier VII and in 15 Playoff games, James is averaging 27.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. While LeBron has worn the Zoom Soldier VIIs through much of the playoffs, he did break out a fresh pair of Elite XIs during the early stages of the Miami Heat's quest for a third straight title. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of each sneaker worn and the subsequent numbers King James put up.