Before the kid from Akron’s current team landed in California, it called Michigan (1946) and Minnesota (1947-60) home, the latter responsible for its recognizable name (the central state is nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”). As the Minneapolis Lakers, the squad wore a powder blue uniform featuring “University Gold” trimming. Both hues are borrowed on James’ latest signature sneaker as midsoles, Air Max-accompanied tongues and detailing on the molded heel structure sport the light blue tone; the shoe’s inner-bootie indulges in a vibrant gold that also appears throughout the “Black” Flyknit upper. Outer space-reminiscent “Concord” enter the mix across the rear, forgoing the opportunity to don any “MPLS” branding. However, sock-liners and the Airbags on the tongue don modern-day Lakers-style graphics nodding to King James.