On Tuesday night, the King congratulated Aaron Miller, a 16-year-old Boston native who was the MVP of his basketball tournament and a Special Olympics Athlete. The quick interaction, which happened at halftime during the Cavs-Celtics game, left Miller and his family pretty happy.
“I wasn’t able to hear the whole story because I was actually in the game and coach was drawing up a play,” James said. “But I looked up at the jumbotron, and I had seen what he’s been through and where he is now. And the doctors said he would never walk again or talk again or something. … Right from there it’s just, this game is so much more than basketball,” said LeBron after the game.
But giving the teen props for his achievements wasn’t enough, in typical LeBron fashion, he gave Aaron the sneakers he wore during the first half.
“And I also had seen he had my shoes on. I designed those shoes for kids with conditions where they’re not able to put their own shoe strings, not able to tie their own shoe strings. And he had a pair on,” added LeBron.
The specific sneakers LeBron is speaking about are the “Flyease” LeBron 8s. The kicks were designed over three years ago by Tobie Hatfield. The Flyease technology is a wrap-around zipper that makes slipping one’s foot in and securing the shoe a much easier feat.
Watch the touching moment above.
SOURCE: Business Insider | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform