Like his sister and fellow Freestyle designer Maylee, Sam David, who designed the Nike LeBron 19, was born with spina bifida. But that doesn’t stop him from being a force to be reckoned with on and off the basketball court. His goal is to play on the U.S. men’s wheelchair basketball team, but until then, he continues to sharpen his game playing for the Portland WheelBlazers.
His take on the LeBron 19 brings the bling with Metallic Gold panels, lighting bolts and his very own sporty wheelchair logo. It also features a very special detail: Nike’s first-ever airbag pod, which encapsulates Sam’s initials, his birth year and his go-to mantra: Never Back Down. “I want to inspire people to never quit on their dreams,” he said. “If you set your mind to it, there’s no limit to what you can do.”
Nike LeBron 19 Doernbecher Release Date
Nike LeBron 19 “Doernbecher”
Style Code: DR6255-001
Release Date: 2022
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