LeBron James ‘Equality’ Sneakers to be Added to the Smithsonian

LeBron James is making history once again. Not long after opening up a public school for at-risk youth in his hometown and auctioning off 100 pairs of game-worn sneakers to support the LeBron James Family Foundation, the Laker will now be making history at the Smithsonian.

Back in December 2017, the power forward wore a pair of mismatched “Equality” Nike LeBron 15 sneakers against the Washington Wizards in D.C. Now, the shoes were unveiled as the latest addition to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in an announcement made yesterday (August 1).

According to SoleCollector, the announcement was made in front of 59 students from across the U.S., who were selected to travel for a two-day experience that included a tour of the nation’s capital. Due to prior engagements, King James couldn’t make it the event – however, the NBA star made a video for the kids who attended the ceremony.
“On December 17th, I chose to wear a pair of shoes, The LeBron 15 Equality, one black, one white,” James said in the video. ” I use this shoe as inspiration, I want you guys to use this shoe as inspiration, as a voice. The word ‘Equality’ speaks volumes, it speaks volumes for all of us. No matter your skin color, your race, no matter your male or female. We are in the land of the free, and we should all feel like everyone is equal.”

The “Equality” Nike LeBron 15  will be added to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture this fall.

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