LeBron James Gifts His LeBron 17 Sneakers To 12-Year-Old Fan [VIDEO]
NBA superstar, LeBron James surprised a young Lakers fans this week (Nov. 27th), gifting his newly themed Nike LeBron 17’s after the Lakers victory to a 12-year-old birthday boy by the name, Eli. What started out as a normal Lakers verses Pelicans basketball game in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center, turned into a night Eli would never forget.
Eli, who was accompanied by his best friend Dallas, and Dallas’s dad Billy, all sat behind the Lakers bench during the game as Eli cheered on his favorite player the whole game.
.@kingjames tried to give his sleeve and wristband to this young fan but they were intercepted by adults.
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) November 28, 2019
“I heard him screaming my name…I tried to throw him my arm sleeve, it got intercepted by a grown up. I tried to throw my rubberband to him. It got intercepted by a grownup. So, I knew not to throw my shoes because I didn’t want to those to be intercepted by a grownup.
LeBron said he heard this young man supporting him during the game. He first tried to throw him his armband and wristband, but both were intercepted by adults. pic.twitter.com/6dj9jHDjSF
— Bill Oram (@billoram) November 28, 2019
The birthday boy immediately became emotional as seen in another clip while holding the all white LeBron 17s the 4-time NBA champion played in.