WATCH: LeBron James Always Wins Over His Fans, Even After the Game

Published 10/16/2021, 12:24 AM EDT
Cast member Lebron James attends the premiere for the film Space Jam: A New Legacy in Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


A small gesture from a star player towards his fans can go a long way. Something as small as offering $300 shoes can keep a young fan inspired for life. So if LeBron James can give away his LeBron X or LeBron 18 ‘Dynasty’ sneakers, that’s a drop on his part and an ocean for the lucky taker.

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In the last few days, the Lakers fans have got little to celebrate with their team going 0-6 in the preseason. Even the stars failed to deliver as per expectations. Yet, something the Akron Hammer did off-court, definitely won many hearts.

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LeBron James makes a young fan’s day

Recently, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Lakers 116-112 after a dominant first quarter. Even with LeBron James scoring his 2021 preseason-high of 30 points, the Lake Show failed to impress. However, it was something the 4x champion did while on the bench that was rather heartwarming. 

The 36-year-old gave away his game-worn shoes to a young fan who had the #6 white Lakers jersey on. Take a close look at how Rajon Rondo gave this an attentive side look as LeBron made this cutie’s day. 

Well, Russell Westbrook did a similar thing recently when he slapped an adult fan’s hands to ensure a kid gets hold of his sneakers.

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LeBron James gives his shoes away quite often. Remember the Lakers vs Suns night when the former won 123-115 and the Lakers broke the assist record? Also, not to forget the night Utah commentators wrongfully judged Bron’s kind gesture as a mean move. 

This happened during the final moments of the Lakers vs Jazz game on December 4, 2019. In that game, the Lakers, winning 121-96, saw LeBron celebrating on the court without his shoes. Notably, one of the commentators failed to notice he had given his yellow Nikes to a fan and called it a “disrespect”

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Looks like giving away things for free can have more cost than the price tag. So you tell us, if given a chance, which player’s shoes would you want? We’re awaiting your interesting comments. 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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