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Policies have changed, and colorways other than the standard black or white are far more accepted in today’s league. Players basically have the option to mix up their sneakers every night, as long as the sneakers are in line with team colors. For example, LeBron James has already worn over 30 different versions of the Nike LeBron 12 this season. “We had specific requests come through. Sometimes it was from a footwear company or sometimes a player via the team’s equipment manager,” said Christopher Arena, the NBA’s VP of identity, outfitting, and equipment. “This came at time when customizing shoes online through adidas or Nike and other footwear manufacturers became possible. Many of the players have a pretty keen fashion sense, and they wanted to be more specific about their sneakers.” Sole Collector

Now theres also periods in the season where players can wear color palettes that don’t match the uniform. Where did that originate from? I believe that was in 2012. We had specific requests come through. Sometimes it was from a footwear company or sometimes a player via the team’s equipment manager. This came at time when customizing shoes online through adidas or Nike and other footwear manufacturers became possible. Many of the players have a pretty keen fashion sense, and they wanted to be more specific about their sneakers. It also was a time where we started to line ourselves up with certain events as well. So we have Fit Week, Green Week, Veteran's Day, or Hoops for Troops, or other celebrations where we’d issue the teams specific warm-ups, special shooting shirts, headbands. So we started to connect the dots and say, ‘How can we complete this package?’ We should allow the footwear companies some opportunities here with our teams and players to design footwear that aligns with that. Sole Collector

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An all-red Nike LeBron 12 popped up on feet for King James himself today The sneaker switches out the standard Megafuse upper for a tiled look that's got an extra dimension, thanks to the miniature spikes sprouting up from each square. There's no info yet on whether or not this rather "Red October" looking LeBron 12 is a player exclusive, or if it's possibly a part of the John Elliott x Nike LeBron 12 range–the latter would make sense as the first ever NBA All-Star fashion show is today. Also in the all-red category for LeBrons is this upcoming pair of his Nike LeBron 12 NSW Lifestyle shoe. Sole Collector

February 12, 2015 Updates
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Officially reintroducing the Marbury Mid is Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson, who's been playing in the original White/Navy colorway. Last October, Stephenson told us that the Marbury was one of the AND1 shoes he wanted to see retroed. “I want the Sprewells to come back out. I want the Stephon Marburys to come back out,” said Stephenson. “I try to tell them give me all of them in different colorways.” Sole Collector

February 3, 2015 Updates
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Damian Lillard is not an All-Star, somehow. The Portland Trail Blazers snub will have to wait to see if another injury comes up to allow him to get in, and even then, he'll have to fight off Mike Conley and Zach Randolph. But the Portland Trail Blazers star continues to rack up the famous points with his new Foot Locker ad that features Nick Cannon, Ian Ziering, and one of the dudes from N'Sync, among others. Check it out. CBSSports.com

January 26, 2015 Updates

The wait for the official story on the upcoming Kobe 10 will finally end this Saturday when Nike unveils this next signature shoe for Kobe Bryant. With the date rapidly approaching, Mr. Bryant has actually been seen in the shoes on the cover of the Chinese hoops mag XXL, pictured below. It's not likely that the magazine got an exclusive with Bryant for the issue, so don't be surprised if this same image pops up in the official Nike press release when the shoe is unveiled over the weekend. The colorway on-feet here is the Kobe 10 'Blue Lagoon,' which looks to be the first of pairs to arrive with its 2//7 release date. Sole Collector

January 22, 2015 Updates

San Antonio Spurs star Danny Green has been given the green light to rock a special pair of sneakers dedicated to Stuart Scott for TONIGHT'S GAME ... the NBA tells TMZ Sports. Green had approached custom shoe designer Jake Danklefs and ordered up a special pair to pay tribute to his fellow North Carolina Tar Heel ... and was only waiting tor permission from the league. TMZ.com

Well, we spoke with Tim Frank -- Senior V.P. of Communications for the NBA -- and asked if everything was a go for tonight and here's what Tim said: "He is ... Danny was asked and given permission to wear them for one game. Unlike some reports you might have read, he was never told 'No.'" TMZ.com

January 20, 2015 Updates

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