LeBron James is often known for what he does on the court, as the superstar can take over games and carve up opposing defenses with the ball in his hands.
But what he did while seated on the bench late in Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies was an awesome gesture, and it deserves recognition.
The Lakers blew out the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, 111-88, so the team was able to shut James down a bit early, as he exited the game with roughly four minutes remaining. At one point after coming out of the game, while seated on the bench, he took his game-worn sneakers off and handed them to a Grizzlies ball girl — who happens to be a fan of his. He even gave her a hug as well.
James explained why he gave the girl his shoes in speaking to reporters after the game.
Props to James for brightening the fan’s day with that warm embrace and awesome souvenir.