The best player in the NBA is no stranger to good deeds, just look at his I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. But Saturday night in Memphis, a smaller gesture made a fan’s night. And not just any fan, but a ball girl for the opposing Grizzlies team.
In the video, James is seen taking off his shoes on the bench near the end of the game. He stands up and hands them to the woman, who wipes tears as she walks away after a hug from the superstar.
It’s a simple gesture, but the frequency with which some of the biggest stars in the NBA give their shoes away to fans is heartwarming to see. Dwayne Wade recently brought a fan to tears as well by giving him a pair of shoes, and Russell Westbrook does it almost every night.
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LeBron has Noticed the Woman for Years
In his postgame interview, LeBron was asked about the fan to whom he gifted the shoes.
“Every year I’ve come here she’s always worn a very exclusive pair of my shoes, and I’ve always noticed it but I’ve never said anything to her. Tonight I said something to her for the first time and she was like ‘Yeah, I’ve always been team LeBron. Always.’ So, she got pair of LeBrons.”