LeBron James Supported Little Kid Who Didn’t Even Have a Net But Was Crazy About Basketball: “Anthony Keep Working Kid! You Have Another Fan in Me”

Published 12/18/2021, 8:30 AM EST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Charles Baus/CSM/Shutterstock (10055402ed) Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in attendance during the NFC Divisional Round playoff game between the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California NFL NFC Divisional Playoff Cowboys vs Rams, Los Angeles, USA – 12 Jan 2019 | Courtesy: Reuters


Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in basketball history, LeBron James carries the name of “The King”. In addition to his professional accomplishments, the superstar has achieved a lot off the court as well.

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However, James always steps forward for those who are in need.

Sometimes, he helps in the form of donations. James has also used his presence on social media to encourage the newer generation of basketball players. Basketball has always been his passion, and he has always shown a great deal of compassion for others who wish to succeed.

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In a story on Instagram, LeBron James told a kid, he has a new fan

Among his numerous charitable donations are After-School All-Stars, Muhammad Ali: A Force For Change, Boys and Girls Club of America, Children’s Defense Fund, and ONEXONE.

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In a story on Instagram, James praised a teenager from Edmonton named Anthony Muobike. He not only expressed his admiration for Muobike but appreciated the entire community for coming forward and supporting the young man’s dream.

This is pure and beautiful,” James wrote on Instagram. “That community is amazing. Nobody can fulfill their dreams alone. Anthony, keep working kid. You have another fan in me.”

Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A 14-year-old boy was always seen practicing basketball outside his house for hours. People noticed that he didn’t have a basketball hoop in his driveway. He received a $750 gift card from Sport Chek after one of his neighbors, Ian Ray, noticed and posted on Facebook on August 15, asking for donations for his ball and hoop. 

The teenager reacted to the gift by saying:

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I was absolutely surprised,” he told CTV News. “I thought when I came out here to dribble that ball it was making a racket and people would hate it. To find out, I don’t know how many, probably a lot, of people are believing in me and they give me this […] that really touches my heart.”

Muobike’s mother was emotional at the help and love that her son received. She told the media that she is very emotional and struggling to process what happened, but she thanked the people who helped her kid.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this heartwarming gift.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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