As a child, I awaited for February to come. It meant one thing: Air Jordans. It was that time of the year that Mike released another roman numeral to succeed the last. You knew a commercial would come; you would only guess what type of theme he would use. Would it be funny? Maybe it would be one of inspiration, highlighting his magnificent career. All I knew was once All-Star weekend came around, I had to beg for a pair to be the coolest at school. The sad part was my parents couldn’t afford them, so I had to see years and years of releases pass me by.
Once I got older, my job provided me funds to buy shoes. A new sheriff was in town now: Lebron James. Jordan was out of the league and I had to move on. February changed to October, and Jumpman logos changed to crowns and L23 symbols. For once in my life, I could buy the shoes I wanted on the exact release date.
The Lebron VII represents another year of hype and anticipation. On October 29, 2009, I will have the same feeling as I once did as a kid. The only difference is that I won’t have to pass up another shoe because of financial troubles. For the younger readers of BOUNCE Online who were like me as a child, wait. I know you want to be the cool kid or have a nice pair to lace up at the court, but it takes time and patience. It will come sooner or later, I promise you.