When Los Angeles hosted NBA All-Star Weekend in 2004, Nike produced a special colorway of the Air Zoom Generation for LeBron James to wear in the game in the event that he was selected to play. Unfortunately, politics prevented history and we mainly remember the "Wheat" colorway as James' first All-Star sneaker. Now, 14 years later, he's a 3-time NBA champion, 4-time MVP and on the verge of taking the court for his 14th All-Star Game in the city where he should have played his first.

To commemorate the King's trip to L.A., Nike recreated his Air Zoom Generation PE with updated embroidery for this year's game. The shoes were spotted in the All-Star locker room ahead of today's practice, during which James debuted the LeBron 15 Low. The pink-based LeBron 15 has been referred to as James' All-Star shoe, but it's possible we'll see the Air Zoom Generation finally get some court time tomorrow night.

Nike Air Zoom Generation LA All-Star 2018 PE Profile
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Nike Air Zoom Generation LA All-Star 2018 PE Front
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