This new Nike LeBron 17 Mr. Swackhammer was released on February 19, 2020. Debuting on the feet of King James during the second half of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the LeBron 17 ‘Mr. Swackhammer’ gets its name from the cartoon villain of ‘Space Jam.’The Nike LeBron 17 “Mr. Swackhammer” is a special All-Star Weekend 2020 edition of LeBron James’s seventeenth signature shoe with Nike Basketball. A nod to LeBron’s role in the Space Jam 2 movie, the eccentric makeup is inspired by the villainous Mr. Swackhammer cartoon character from the original Space Jam movie from 1996. Electric green Flyknit encompasses the base of the upper while a contrasting multi-colored pattern is incorporated into various sections, appearing predominately on the heel. Contrasting light blue cotton laces break up the look while a purple lace shroud with embroidered white “0” detailing covers the tongue. Reptilian green accenting can be found on the tongue tag. Heel-to-toe Air cushioning is embedded within the sole and provides optimal comfort for performance needs or daily, casual wear.