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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Young, or Swaggy P as he is more affectionately known, was profiled in a recent Sports Illustrated piece that mentions these employees, as well as a detached building on his property that he is turning into a shoe house. It's unclear whether Swaggy is paying his shoe keepers just to keep things clean and orderly, or to vigilantly watch over this 500-pair collection should anyone "try to get Swaggy", as he put it last March. A look into Nick Young's sneaker tastes is presented below from the Sneaker Shopping with Complex series. Sole Collector

The 6,600-square-foot white traditional he recently purchased with Azalea -- which used to be owned by singer-actress Selena Gomez -- is a monument to his passions. The property, tucked behind a gate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, comes with a detached building that Young is converting into a “shoe house.” He employs not one but two “shoe keepers,” who oversee his 500-plus pairs of sneakers, a collection that includes Vans fitted with roller-skating wheels. As Young leads a tour from shoe house to main quarters, he pretends he is on MTV Cribs. Off the kitchen is a replica of the hollywood sign over a red carpet. In the billiards room is a 10-by-10-foot mural, painted by graffiti artist Dame MSK that incorporates a cartoon basketball with arms forming the three-point goggles. In the living room is a set of eight whoopee cushions, presumably for two-year-old Nick Jr., who shows less interest in them than his dad. And behind the bar are two oversized neon letters, s and p, the orange p familiar because it was once part of a Home Depot marquee. These are the initials of Young’s self-manufactured alter ego, a loopy but lovable character named Swaggy P, who fires 35-foot jumpers, attempts 360-degree layups and sometimes even makes them. Sports Illustrated

January 13, 2015 Updates

adidas officially unveiled the first signature shoe for Damian Lillard on Tuesday, the D Lillard 1. We’ll have a full launch event recap in the days ahead, featuring comments from the designers and from Lillard himself. But for now, here’s a first look at the shoes, and some of the different colorways that will be releasing. The D Lillard 1 Rip City version in Blazers colors launches at adidas and Foot Locker on February 6 for $105. NBCSports.com

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