As the LeBron 12 releases begin to slow down, Nike Basketball is preparing to unveil the LeBron 13, but it looks like LeBron James himself may have beaten them to the punch.

During the Nike Elite Basketball Academy over the weekend, James broke out what appears to be a pair of Nike LeBron 13s. As Sole Collector notes, the fact that these contain Hex-Zoom cushioning means that they most likely aren't a takedown pair such as the Zoom Soldier.

It's also worth noting that all of the images shared by Nike Basketball's social media channels have obscured the shoes from view, likely to avoid a premature leak. Check out a few more angles below.

UPDATE: (July 28, 10:35 a.m.):