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Dozens line up outside of shoe store to get their hands on new LeBron James shoe

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Dozens of people stood in line in the heat Friday afternoon, at the Plaza, and it had something to do with LeBron James, who just won another NBA title the night before.

James is the king of basketball right now, and some people in Kansas City waited all day outside of a Footlocker at West 47th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for their chance to own a pair of the James new limited edition shoe, coming out Saturday morning.

Even though the big game is over, and James and the Miami Heat won their second straight championship, many fans are still swept up in the excitement.

"I haven't been to sleep," Pascal Kinsey said.

Kinsey and his friends were happy about the victory, and also to sit patiently outside of the shoe store since 7 a.m. Friday, for a chance at the shoe.

"He's amazing. He's my favorite player," Kinsey said.

For others camped out, it's more than just about the player. It's about being the few who get to own the limited-edition high top named after James.

"Honestly I don't really like LeBron James, but he's a good player…(and) I like the shoe," Troy Norton said.

All lined up, love their cool shoes in every color of the rainbow, and now they have their hearts set on the prized possession.

"It's made of blue denim with a pink upper. It's just beautiful, just beautiful basically," Jalen Lawson said.

They all said they're willing to put in the time, and drop some serious money for a pair.

"Due to the limited numbers, he won a championship, all that, these cost $180 for retail plus tax," Lawson said.

After waiting nearly eight hours, only 24 customers in line were given a ticket to pick up a piece of basketball history. Some would say it's like winning the powerball of sneakers.

"I feel great. I got my kicks. I get to go home. I don't have to be out here all day. It's a beautiful thing. Shout out to LeBron," Lawson said.

The sign on the Footlocker door says if the customers who got a ticket Friday don't show up by 9 a.m. to pay for their shoes, then others have a chance to buy them.

Some of the customers even hinted to the idea of making money on the shoes. They could pay $180 on Saturday, and then turn around and sell them online for possibly triple that.

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