A throwback to the Minneapolis era of the Lakers' franchise and a continuation of a colorway established in Kobe Bryant's signature line, the "MPLS" scheme is now making its way to LeBron James' Nike LeBron 16.

The shoe is delivered in grey Battleknit, with the familiar Lakers palette of purple and gold replaced by the pre-LA package of University Blue and yellow. Markings such as the MPLS-style 'LJ16' on the tongue, '23' numbering on the insoles and star print along the pull-tabs officially link the shoes to the old school unis.

Originally released, the "MPLS" Nike Zoom Kobe 1 returned to retail last summer. The similar LeBron 16 colorway is expected to release on Apr. 19 for $185 at nike.com and Nike Basketball retailers.

Nike LeBron 16 "MPLS"
Release Date: 04/19/19
Color: Wolf Grey/White-University Blue
Style #: CD6846-102
Price: $185

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