The 2017 return of Eminem's "Encore" x Air Jordan 4 proved to be a disappointment for most, with an extremely limited run of 23 pairs only made available to friends, family and a lucky StockX raffle winner. Fortunately for LeBron James, he falls into the friends category and is reaping the benefits of his association with Slim Shady.

Ahead of tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers, James hopped on Instagram to share his footwear for the evening—the aforementioned "Encore" 4s. In a series of Nokia flip phone quality photos, James offered a shoutout to Em, referring to him as a 'GOAT.'

At least we know why LeBron pretended to like the new album when it dropped.

Eminem Gives LeBron James Encore Air Jordan 4 Side

Eminem Gives LeBron James Encore Air Jordan 4 Tongue

Eminem Gives LeBron James Encore Air Jordan 4 Heel