April 11, 2021
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 8:22 pm Putting the Color Back In Comics, Part One: A Pictorial Evolution of Comics Diversity
  • 7:09 pm It Takes A Community to Engage With the Earth: Earth Day and Weeklong Community Engagement Symposium Set for Next Week
  • 5:31 pm Exploring the (De) Construction of Blackness: Linguistic And Cultural Sharing
  • 12:16 pm HALL OF KICKS 5 – The Historic Chuck Taylor’s

The “Gold Medal” colorway stands out among the rest with its shiny golden swoosh and white design. Photo provided by Gino Bratti.

By Daniel Diaz, Staff Reporter

Welcome to the Hall of Kicks, a blog covering famous basketball shoes both current and from the past. This week’s shoe is a personal favorite: The Lebron X’s. They are the King’s 10th signature shoe, and Nike and James have dropped numerous colorways for the shoe. Some of the most popular colorways for the shoe are “Cutting Jade”, “Prism”, and “Christmas”.

The X’s were released in the 2012-2013 season and caught the eyes of many NBA players and fans alike. Players like P.J. Tucker, Nate Robinson, and Manu Ginobili all played in X’s during the shoe’s hay day. 

The “Miami Dolphins” colorway stood out with its orange outlined swoosh and attention-grabbing green design, inspired by the Miami Heat’s fellow NFL team. Photo provided by Kevin Pineda

The shoe itself is a visual masterpiece. The backward swoosh so fitting on the outside of the shoe, the different shapes and designs, the endless possibilities of colorways and intricacies from the shoelaces to the swoosh outline and beyond. At the time of its release, James was dominating on the Miami Heat.

The Heat had some of the most “fire” jerseys at the time, and James always brought the heat on his feet to match, constantly bringing out different colorways of the X’s.

James signed with Nike in 2003, a month before being drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since then, he has released 18 signature shoes, which is more than any other basketball player not named Michael Jordan. In 2015, James signed a lifetime deal with Nike worth more than $1 billion, which means we will see many more Lebron’s in the future. When it comes to earnings, the numbers for Lebron’s shoes are staggering. In 2019, Forbes  reported that James makes $32 million a year from his shoes, with Jordan making $130 million a year through his Jordan’s. 

Lebron James’s career accolades are on par with any player in basketball history. He is a four-time champion, winning championships with the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He is a four-time league MVP, 17-time All-Star, and currently sits third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Many speculate he will catch Kareem Abdul-Jabar, who sits at number one on the list, by the time his career is over but only time will tell. If anyone can do it, it’s Lebron James. The longevity and dominance he has sustained throughout his career are of legend, and whether you like him or not, as an audience we are blessed enough to watch one of the greatest of all time play the game of basketball. 

The Lebron X’s are one of many popular shoes created by Lebron James and Nike. Some other notable shoes are the Lebron 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, 16’s, and another personal favorite, the Lebron 15’s. As is the consensus among many basketball fans, Lebron James is only second to his Airness Michael Jordan not just on the court, but in the shoe game as well.

Time will tell whether James can catch Jordan in either.



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