By Christy R Mathew

The Retro Return of the Nike LeBron 3 "BBZ" Is a Nod To King James' Hometown and Family

The LeBron 3 is the latest sneaker in Nike's (NYSE:NKE +1.47 percent) arsenal to get a modern vintage makeover.

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The design pays respect to LeBron James' native state of Ohio as well as his family.

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The Nike LeBron 3 "BBZ" features an all-black foundation made of a variety of materials including leather, suede, and patent leather. 

Red, white, and blue eyestays are highlighted as a homage to the Ohio state flag and the Akron symbol. 

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The inscription "BBZ" is stitched on the left medial toe, commemorating James' three children, Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri. 

The right shoe features Akron's "330" area code as a nod to his birthplace. 

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To complete off the design, silver hardware is featured throughout the sneaker for further technological detailing that sits atop the Zoom Air bubbles atop a black and grey rubber outsole.

The Nike LeBron 3 "BBZ" will be available at select shops and online at Nike in the coming months.