LeBron James is giving black women even more reason to fully support him because he’s continuing to prove he’s ALL about black women progressing in life. Get into his powerful acceptance speech at Harlem’s Fashion Row Awards, plus see his new shoe in collaboration with Nike for women, designed by women inside…
As if we needed another reason to love LeBron James even more, the global athlete almost had tears strolling down from our eyes with his most recent public display of affection towards black women. Something we don’t see/hear much on a daily basis.
Kicking off Fashion Week, LeBron James was honored with the “Icon 360” award at Harlem’s Fashion Row awards ceremony. The show, founded in 2007, gives underrepresented Black designers a platform to display their work in front of a large audience. And this year’s event was held inside New York’s Capitale for one of the biggest and most monumental fashion showcases in partnership with Nike – our new favorite athletic brand.
During the four-time NBA MVP’s speech, he paid homage to black women and girls and explained why they mean so much to him while holding his 3-year-old daughter Zhuri in his arms.
“I was just thinking about the African American woman,” he stared. “There was a very easy example of why I think they’re the most powerful women in the world, because I had that example in my mother, every single day.”
He called his daughter Zhuri James his rock and said she changed him in a positive way.
“I have so much more of a responsibility to women, in general,” he said.
YAS to THIS! This is why we go hard for LeBron. He also said he stands behind Nike for the brand backing Colin Kaepernick. Check it:
That wasn’t the only way the Los Angeles Lakers player paid tribute to women. He also unveiled his newest Nike sneaker, the HFR x LeBron 16, that was made FOR women, BY women. Check it:
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Bron worked with female designers Fe Noel, Undra Celeste, Kimberly Goldson and HFR founder Brandice Daniel for his first women’s basketball shoe. It’ll be available for purchase on September 7th.
The first Nike athletic sneaker for women, designed by women features gold accents and interchangable leather straps that can also be worn as bracelets or a choker! Nice.
LeBron’s wife Savannah James, who recently celebrated a birthday, looked gorgeous as ever as she walked with little Zhuri inside.
LeBron’s mom, Gloria James, was in attendance. We’re sure she was emotional after her son’s touching speech.
Another honoree of the night…
Designer Dapper Dan was honored with the Lifetime Maverick Award. He thanked HFR for their support, long before he inked a deal with Gucci.
“When I first came out of the underground after 20 years when nobody knew about me or where I was at, they were the first ones to reach out and ask me to be part of a panel of young designers coming up. That was the most exciting thing of my life,” Dapper Dan told Fashionista before the ceremony.
Fashion maven/”Page Six TV” co-host Bevy Smith was in the mix. She loves a good fashion event.
Celebrity stylist Ty Hunter stepped out for the fashion fun and to support his peers.
Actor/singer Mack Wilds was happy to honor those in the fashion industry, writing, “Proud to honor and celebrate creative black men and women in fashion with a company that has done the same for almost 3 decades.”
Singer Justine Skye dazzled in a Pamella Roland Fall 18 gown. Saucy!
“Grown-ish” actor Trevor Jackson can definitely act, but he’s a fashion lover as well. Are we feelin’ his look?
TV host Tai Beauchamp served up a LEWK.
And model Maria Borges pulled off the dress with sneakers trend.
Photos: Getty/Splash/Startraks/Bevy’s IG