words // Nick DePaula

While 26 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals would be an impressive line for most players, LeBron James isn't most players. He came up just short last night in Game 5, and the Heat now find themselves facing elimination as they return home to Miami for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

They might not live on much thanks to any particular on-court moments, but James did break out this new Black / Gold LeBron X Elite for Game 5 in San Antonio.

Featuring a glossy black Fuse upper, black carbon fiber and a black Zoom 360 unit, the lone hits of metallic gold found on the shoe can be seen on the textured Swoosh, laces, tongue logo and glittery outsole.

These appear to be just a PE for now, since there's no gold options for branding over on NIKEiD.com. Add them to the growing list of exclusives that we've seen so far in the playoffs, I guess.