Unfortunately LeBron James won't be participating in Rio. Regarding his long and edgy season he had with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a well deserved break is long overdue. After turning around a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors – the same team that went for 73-9 in the regular season – and shocked the whole world. Putting the die-hard Cavs fans aside, everybody already counted out LBJ's squad. Even the odds that the GSW would take the trophy home were slashed. If there's something you learnt in this series, it's definitely that you don't write LeBron off. Ever. And when the big games were on, King James decided to lace up his NIKE LEBRON SOLDIER 10 SFG. Although, not without a particular reason. Thanks to its three straps, which replace the lacing system, a comfortable and flexible fit enhance your range of motion while speeding up your first step effectively. The well-known Zoom Air units enable a dependable footing and cushion hard landings, reducing the injury risk to a minimum. With LeBron being rarely injured, he himself is the best example when you wonder if his signature shoe's performance ability is up to par with the great ones. Last but not least, the upper's quality is second to none and are identical to the one the LeBron XIII Low are equipped with. Now back to Rio: Even though his participation has been cancelled, a fitting colorway just has to be dropped, hasn't it? An obsidian upper is adorned by white and red accents – perfectly paying tribute to the United States of America. U-S-A, U-S-A.