Releasing around the tail end of Nike Basketball’s peak hype in 2012, the “Big Bang” LeBron 9 is one of the loudest LeBrons of all time. It arrived during NBA All-Star Weekend and was accompanied by a range of other space-themed sneakers (including the infamous “Galaxy” Air Foamposite One). Ten years later, it’s back for the first time ever as the LeBron 9 model gets the retro treatment. It will be interesting to see how this pair shakes out on the resale market. Thus far, LeBron retros that once fetched serious premiums in their original form, like the “South Beach” LeBron 8, “Miami Nights” LeBron 8 Low, and “Watch the Throne” LeBron 9 haven’t really performed the way one might expect, with them generally moving just slightly above (and in some cases, even under) retail. Regardless of aftermarket value, this is an important pair in LeBron’s line, and there will certainly be plenty of people looking to pick them up. — Riley Jones