LeBron James Keeps Proving He's Awesome
The game gave us so much more, though. Namely, more proof that LeBron James -- despite exercising his right to leave one team to go play for another team when his contract ended -- really isn't the worst human person people have made him out to be.
According to one Timberwolves fan and his mom, LeBron is a pretty cool guy.
We Heat fans know and recognize this, but it's important to chronicle these things on the Internet for the Haterz at large.
The Timberwolves fan took to Reddit to share the many times LeBron was supercool and nice with his mom whenever the Heat have visited Minnesota.
Hey, I don't know if this is the right place for this or if I even should post this, but I thought I'd say, from a Wolves fan, Lebron is a cool guy. We typically get decent seats to all home games near the opposing team's bench, and sometimes you get to be right next to some pretty talkative NBA players. The first year Lebron came to the Target Center in a Miami uniform, my mom was at the game with us and she was wearing new earrings. Lebron noticed them, said they were nice and asked how much they cost. My mom jokingly just said, "A lot." He gave her a look and said, "You think I can't afford them?" Every year since then, when Miami comes to town, he'll at some point look over to our seats and grab his earlobes (because of the earrings) and smile. This year was no different, and in addition to that he talked with us a bit, wished us a merry christmas, and then gave her his sweatband. That's why he's not wearing it in the Dwayne Wade sweeping interview. All in all, in spite of his reputation leaving Cleveland and people thinking he's a bad guy and stuff, I think he's a cool guy.
This account came from Saturday night's beatdown of the T-Wolves, where James threw down for 21 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists.
The video below apparently shows the fans' mom taking a selfie with the headband LeBron handed her.
This is in keeping with LeBron being cool with fans, Heat fans or not. Especially kids.
Like when he accidentally slammed into a kid sitting courtside, then came back to personally make sure the little tyke was OK:
Or every time he hands a kid in the stands his headband:
Or when he played catch with a young fan:
Or when he gave a Pacers fan a headband during a Pacers win. A PACERS FAN.
So, to recap: Eat it, Haterz.