They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but LeBron James would beg to differ. The L.A. Lakers star called out fashion house Alexander McQueen for jacking Nike's iconic Air Max 1s (pictured top).

LeBron retweeted MoreSneaker.com's post featuring images of Alexander McQueen's new line of sneakers.

"So Are you saying That’s not @Nike Air Max 1??... Well alrighty then," LeBron tweeted.

His post was retweeted thousands of times, with many of LeBron's followers agreeing that the designer sneakers do look vaguely familiar.






  • Renee26

    Well the AM version looks like orthopedic shoes... They're targeting a different audience...the old and elderly

  • iWasteTime

    They look like the irregular ones where the check is upside down and the NIke is missing a "e"

  • Rainbowbelow

    I was just about to write that...??

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    LOL...my thoughts exactly!

  • Judge Mental Will

    i bet they cost 5 times as much also.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I hatechuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • Trace da Ace

    awww my damn!!!!!! lmabo!!!!

  • Django the God

    LeBron wants his Nike stock.

  • Trace da Ace

    fugly at best....moving on-->

  • Django the God

    Or the Nike prototypes. The mold.

  • teather

    Y'all like these tennis shoes looking like Styrofoam moonwalkers. WHY? they're ugly AF! All of them. Whatver, go waste your money on those crunchers. Look like nursing clogs.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm in tears!
    Clock out sis

  • Yoni7

    Can he call out ALDO for those fake Nike/Pastry mix shoes they peddlin' as well?

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  • sunni_daze

    Lebron doesn't need to say anything. Nike has a team for this their called IP, Patent and Trademark.

  • imright

    omg ??? got the bang bang Max’s

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  • Sherie Gregg

    These sneakers do not look VAGUELY similar they are similar. Too damn similar.

  • Crazy tee

    I’ll stick with the NIKE...When I need those orthopedics I’ll hit up McQueen...

  • Nikki

    I will always love 95 Air Max...

  • Phillybruh

    I see a little bit of Reebok in that shoe aswell.

  • Yui

    That’s ashame my only takeaway was that people still say, “joints.” ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *sad face*

  • Logan Roberts

    Tell em bae ??

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Take the L

  • Vonn

    Bald headed Air Max.

  • Li-Wright

    All those sneakers look alike. You go to the shoe store and you can't tell them apart. So I don't know what he's upset about.

  • Guest

    The AM ones do look more expensive. The style is narrower and simpler.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Please beleive they'll find some untalented gay male rapper to sport these things and the hoodrats will be flockin the store to pay and bragg that they paid $400 for:em and they feeling Gucci ..

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  • Alextra Ballard

    I Hate White Shoes....Period

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  • Sherie Gregg


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  • Sassie

    Those Alexander shoes are wack and plastic looking. No good. And if I was Nike, I'd be sending them a cease & desist letter.

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  • Sassie

    Damn, that was a GOOD one!

  • Renee26

    Like those dammmn Balenciaga shoes

    Fools don't realize the designers made the shoes ugly so that blk folks wouldn't want to wear them.... A little tidbit I learned from a lady who designs shoes for a high end brand. She said they choose particular styles and colors that wouldn't normally appeal to their demographic

  • TheWildChild

    First of all ??? Alexander McQueen is rolling in his grave over a sneaker ? period, bearing his famed name anyways. ?

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  • MRiGOThim

    I smell a lawsuit :P

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  • Jersey Girl

    In the northeast yep we do!

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  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Nothing is original anymore smh

  • monique

    All these designers take ine another's designs and alter them. Those sneakers are ugly and costly for no reason.

  • monique

    Which Balenciagas, they're all ugly to me. Whatvyou said stings, but we keep putiing money in their pockets but won't buy our own designers clothing and shoes.

  • Renee26

    They're all ugly to me too but the rappers are loving those hideous things and bringing more free advertising to the fashion companies that dislike our people.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    the ones that look like socks just google them lol