LeBron James and the Lakers bounced back from that Spurs loss with a thumping win over the Grizzlies in Memphis tonight.
While that would have been the biggest highlight for a Lakers and LeBron fan, the king did something special for the Grizzlies equipment manager, with that gesture stealing all the headlines.
The Memphis equipment manager has been a massive LeBron fan all her life and was sporting a pair of ‘LeBron’s’ for the game last night(she actually wears them for every game).
LeBron saw her wearing the ‘LeBron sneakers’ late in the game and decided to give her a pair of what he was wearing on court last night.
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He even hugged her and she started crying right after.
Check out the video:
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LeBron then came spoke to the media about the incident, telling them that he had seen her sport those sneakers everytime he came here.
Today, he decided to speak to her about it and ended up knowing that she had been ‘Team LeBron’ all her life.
“Every year I’ve come here, she’s always worn a very exclusive pair of my shoes and I’ve always noticed it and I’ve never said anything to her,” LeBron said.
“And 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 a pair of LeBrons.” he added.
LeBron gave his game-work shoes to a woman who works for the Grizzlies. He hugged her late in the fourth quarter and she was very emotional. Here’s why. pic.twitter.com/VZVBheKxhi
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The Memphis equipment manager(Miller) spoke to the media post the incident, telling them how emotional she got after that wonderful gesture from LeBron.
“It’s emotional because so many years I’ve been idolizing him,” Miller said.
“He has so many fans. That’s the thing. I’m not a fan just when LeBron comes. I’m a fan when he’s not looking, so it was just really cool to see him appreciate me.” she added.
Speaking about how she felt as she wasn’t expecting to go back home from work with a pair of LeBrons, and certainly not the one’s gifted by LeBron himself.
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“Priceless,” she said speaking about the moment.
“I wasn’t expecting that, to come to work today and I’m going to get LeBron’s shoes. I’m just always trying to make the Lakers, or any team he’s on, comfortable because I know it’s hectic. It’s just trying to do my job and he blessed me with a pair of shoes.” she added.
It was a brilliant gesture from LeBron, remembering the equipment manager at first and then having the presence of mind to gift her something and making the day special for her.