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Mom Left in Tears As 21 Year Old NBA Star Introduces Her to LeBron James After Beating “The King” on the Court

Published 03/28/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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For any fan to meet the great LeBron James, it is an absolute honor. The King is one of the greatest players of all time and he is also one of the most popular. He is adored around the world and fans go crazy when they meet him. And this time, it was the mother of a young NBA star who had the opportunity to meet LeBron.

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Trey Murphy III is an NBA rookie who was drafted 17th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies and later traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. And he had arguably the best game of his young career as he finished with 21 points and 4 rebounds. That too against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an integral part of the Pelicans’ comeback. And after the game, LeBron shared a wholesome moment with Trey and his mother.


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Trey Murphy’s Mom in tears after meeting LeBron James

Trey may have been LeBron’s opponent today, but he and his family are huge fans of ‘The King’. After the game, he had a chance to meet LeBron and talk to him. And he introduced his mother to LeBron, who was elated to meet him. She even took a picture to commemorate the moment.


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She was in tears and was screaming with joy after she finally met LeBron James. Bill Oram, a reputed reporter, said that he told Trey’s mom that her son had just beat LeBron. But she replied saying, “But that’s LeBron”


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It was nice to see the four-time MVP put aside a disappointing loss and take a moment to fulfill the fan’s wish. Even though it was a person who just beat him and may have put him out of the playoffs. This was a must-win game for the Lakers, but they failed to come away with the victory.

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They are now only a game above the Spurs and they have a hectic schedule left. It will be very disappointing to see the Lakers not even make the play-in tournament, especially when LeBron is playing like an MVP.



Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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