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LeBron’s shoes leave skid marks on the court after he slips vs. Warriors (VIDEO)

Jan 2, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

There was a time earlier in the year where LeBron James wasn’t wearing his latest signature shoe due a reported issue with the fit.

That’s since been rectified, as James has been wearing the LeBron 11s on a regular basis. But a new problem arose during the Heat’s game against the Warriors on Thursday, when LeBron slipped in transition and the shoes left quite the skid marks on the Heat’s home floor.

The markings weren’t able to be easily removed, and remained on the floor as the game continued.

It’s unclear exactly what caused the high-performance footwear to mark the court in this way, but an explanation is likely on its way from the folks at Nike that we’ll hear about in the coming days.

  1. wwttww - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    No one cares?

  2. kfiz14 - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    How many times did he sneeze today? Great “journalism” you hack.

  3. rdav29 - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    LeBron leaves skid marks? No sh#*

  4. csilojohnson - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Some kid Vietnam is going to lose their job over this.

  5. knowmewell85 - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    When your the $hit you leave skid marks everywhere #legendary

    • mayorrobford - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM


  6. mp4philly - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I know there are a bunch of Lebron haters on this blog but that’s amazing. I’ve played and watched lots if basketball and have never seen anyone do that. Power, codification and control.. The dude is a beast.

  7. hildezero - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Cheap @$$ shoes… 😛

  8. rickyspanish - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM


    I usually hate when hashtags are used, but yours was excellent.

  9. stadix093 - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    I guess the kid who made that pair in china used crayon for the colors.

  10. stayhigh_247 - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    $200 for some cheap, poor quality, sweat shop made shoes, thanks Nike, keep up the good work!

    • daddyghi - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:13 AM

      make that, $250 sir, and its made in china.

  11. cosme27 - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    I dont get How is this a story worth mentioning, don’t shoes leave skid marks, I remember how kids used to do it on purpose in the school hall way

  12. apkyletexas - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Warriors showed just how far that Heat defense has fallen. Heat better pray they don’t make it to the finals against Curry or Durant this year. Or even Harden. They’ll be giving up 120+ per night against their teams.

  13. noahbird - Jan 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    No, basketball shoes aren’t supposed to leave skid marks – Especially a high end shoe. Who cares if your shoes on high school did?

  14. nokoolaidcowboy - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    This is what happens when basketball shoes become “collectibles”.

  15. lofipatrick - Jan 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    “It’s the shoes…we’ve talked about the shoes. They’re synthetic once they come up about an 1/8″. You gotta bring the rubber up, not just cover it to an 1/8″.” – GS announcer (not sure if it was Bob or Jim)

  16. birdsofprey305 - Jan 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    The sidewall of the shoes caused the skid marks not the actual sole. Nice opportunity to bash the Lebron XI

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