The "Lebron 8 South Beach" Nikes were released yesterday. Lebron signed basketballs for children. Nike will charge $160 a pair. Oh, is that Lebron's mother Gloria sitting on the ground behind him in a flowing white dress?

James said he and Nike have tried to bring "a little bit more hip, a little bit more spice" to his shoes, whether they're being used for performance or just casually. "And I think we've done it again," James said Friday [YahooSports].

(HT JovanJ and SneakerboxClyde)