words_Nick Engvall
image_Nick DePaula

This year’s marquee matchup on Christmas day is what many anticipated to be the preview of this season’s NBA Finals. Neither the Miami Heat or the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have lived up to the expectations that most had for them before the season began but the game will likely still prove to be one of the most watched of the season.

For Saturday’s game, both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will unveil new sneakers for the game. Kobe will wear the Nike Zoom Kobe VI for the first time, while LeBron will sport the updated Nike Air Max LeBron VIII V2. Each player’s colorway features colors attributed to the holiday.

So will it be Kobe and the Lakers or LeBron and the Heat that emerge victoriously? Who has the better shoes?

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