Two decades ago, the basketball world witnessed the debut of a prodigious talent, LeBron James, as he took to the NBA court against the Sacramento Kings. That day wasn’t just significant for the game but also for the footwear world. LeBron, in his debut, sported the Nike Air Zoom Generation in its Debut colorway, marking the beginning of his illustrious sneaker journey with Nike.

Fast forward 20 years, and the King was back on the court, facing off against the Kings once again. This time, however, he celebrated the momentous occasion by lacing up in a special edition of the Nike LeBron NXXT Gen. This exclusive colorway brilliantly captures the essence of the Air Zoom Generation’s debut colorway. The shoe predominantly features a two-tone black and white upper, complemented by striking red accents on the Swoosh, heel, and some eyelets. While the NXXT Gen retains many of its signature features, including LeBron’s emblem on the tongue, this iteration stands out with its “First Game” tag on the heel, paying homage to LeBron’s inaugural game in the NBA.

LeBron’s journey from a young player from Akron, Ohio, to one of the greatest players in NBA history is nothing short of legendary. His recent game against the Kings wasn’t just another match; it was a celebration of his legacy. As he glided across the court in the NXXT Gen, he reminded fans and players alike of that iconic day when he changed the game forever. And through all these years, one thing remains evident – LeBron James’ journey is as iconic as his sneakers.


The Nike LeBron NXXT Gen AMPD “First Game” is now available at Nike US. The pair is now available with a retail price of $170. Take a look at the official images below and make sure to stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more of the latest sneaker news, release dates, and restock alerts.

Nike LeBron NXXT Gen AMPD “First Game”
Color: White/Black-University Red-Metallic Silver
Release Date: January 5, 2024
Style Code: FJ1566-100
Price: $170


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