Cover Image for Hollywood residents LeBron James and Will Smith shared an emotional chord through a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” episode

Hollywood residents LeBron James and Will Smith shared an emotional chord through a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” episode

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Thu Aug 11 2022

LeBron James is rarely one to express emotion on social media but for an episode from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he didn’t hold back. 

LeBron James on social media is humourous and panders for social justice more than anything else. Seldom have we seen his emotive side.

This particular time, he bore it all when he shared four Instagrams from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. We think it is the emotional chord that struck him here more than Will Smith’s tremendous acting.

The scenes LeBron shared were from an episode called “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse”. In the episode, Will Smith’s character realizes that he will never have his biological father in his life, which is just a terrible happenstance.

LeBron James also grew up without a father and the episode hit home. He captioned it as “I shed a tear til this day every time I see this episode. Every single time!”

He added  “This hit home for me growing up and I couldn’t hold my tears in. Til this day they still coming out when this episode come on.”

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LeBron James shows a soft side by sharing heartfelt scenes from Will Smith’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

LeBron’s share is understandably sad and is the kind of thing you want to see on social media. A message to tell people not to be negligent fathers as it can wreak havoc on the lives of unsuspecting children.

James himself has always been an ardent fan of the show. He even expressed his desire to be a rapper and an actor, citing the show as his inspiration.

Will Smith’s acting in the show was nothing short of spectacular. In fact, this particular scene Will himself said came from the heart. He also grew up without a father.

Despite the inherent sadness, both Hollywood residents, LeBron and Will are great fathers to their sons and have always urged everyone to put their family first.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is TheSportsRush's editor and creative writer. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet has created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. In his free time, he enjoys techno, football, cooking, and traveling. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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