For all the hatred that LeBron James got from leaving the city of Cleveland, we have to remember that he is a human being and has done many charitable things in his NBA career.
Yesterday, one Reddit user decided to detail a nice story regarding LeBron chatting with his mom during games and giving her his headband after last Saturday’s Timberwolves game:
Hey, I don’t know if this is the right place for this or if I even should post this, but I thought I’d say, from a Wolves fan, Lebron is a cool guy. We typically get decent seats to all home games near the opposing team’s bench, and sometimes you get to be right next to some pretty talkative NBA players. The first year Lebron came to the Target Center in a Miami uniform, my mom was at the game with us and she was wearing new earrings. Lebron noticed them, said they were nice and asked how much they cost. My mom jokingly just said, “A lot.” He gave her a look and said, “You think I can’t afford them?” Every year since then, when Miami comes to town, he’ll at some point look over to our seats and grab his earlobes (because of the earrings) and smile. This year was no different, and in addition to that he talked with us a bit, wished us a merry christmas, and then gave her his sweatband. That’s why he’s not wearing it in the Dwayne Wade sweeping interview. All in all, in spite of his reputation leaving Cleveland and people thinking he’s a bad guy and stuff, I think he’s a cool guy.
Below is video of the lady with LeBron’s headband on:
LeBron James is nice to T’Wolves fan’s mom [Deadspin]
James image courtesy of Getty Images