If you haven't seen, LeBron James shared a pretty tense moment with a female Warriors fan on Sunday night following Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals. The woman yelled, "LeBron, how does it feel to be a pussy ass bitch?" at him, and LeBron responded by turning around and shooting her a death stare before retreating to the locker room. It was either really funny or really disrespectful, depending on your personal feelings about LeBron and the amount of heckling that fans should be allowed to do when it comes to professional athletes.
After watching the video, I decided to search YouTube to see if LeBron had had any other memorable moments with fans recently. Moments that were a little, er, nicer than the one he shared with the Warriors fan. And while I found some pretty good videos—like this one that features LeBron interacting with a pregnant Hawks fan—I also stumbled upon the clip above that features a grown man getting some dap from LeBron during the Cavaliers' Eastern Conference Finals series against the Bulls. In the video, the man shares a very brief moment with LeBron outside of his team's tunnel back to the locker room, and then he proceeds to spend the next 30 seconds or so crying about it back in his seat.
The crying is a little strange and, frankly, a little corny because the guy is super extra with it. It's almost like he's forcing himself to shed tears. But he wrote a long caption on YouTube when he posted the video at the end of May, and the caption makes it seem like he's actually a big LeBron fan and was genuinely excited about the moment:
I've been a LeBron fan most of my life, he and I are from the same city of Akron, Ohio. I had the opportunity to go to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 24th 2015 and because of where we were seated, I was able to catch him heading back through the tunnels right before tip-off. The feeling of interacting with someone who had such a deep admiration for was priceless and I responded accordingly. I cheered, passed out and then cried. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. My hope is for LeBron James himself to see this one day but I thought I would share with the world.
Check out the video for yourself. Was this guy serious?
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