Its not too often that we see Nike basketball samples arise, but today is one of those special occasions. Had these versions of the Lebron 9 released, there would have been pandemonium. Four different Lebron 9 elite samples are previewed here today and all of them take inspiration from the most popular Lebron 9 models. The dunkman, china, galaxy, and cannon colorway were all produced together as elite pack samples. A close look into anyone one of the shoes will show similarity's between these and their counterparts. The galaxy cannon and china models are almost exact replicas of the non elite versions down to the pull for lock-down tab and sock liner. The black/volt version differed slightly from the others in that they do not share the same color-blocking as the Lebron 9 dunkman, but rather more volt than black was used on this sample. While we wish we had better news on these, but as of right now they are 1 of samples and will never make it to retailers (this is a guarantee considering the Lebron X has already dropped). Would you have copped if these dropped? If these are ever for sale, would you spend any amount to own one of these gems? Sound off below.
Pics via King James and the web.
More pics after the jump.