Wolves fan's story makes LeBron sound like a cool guy
|LeBron gave his headband to a fan he makes a point of giving a shout-out to each time he visits the Target Center.|
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For instance, consider this story a self-proclaimed Minnesota fan posted on Reddit following Miami's Friday night dismantling of the T-Wolves at the Target Center:
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.As Deadspin points out, the fan's story is corroborated by this video of LeBron's postgame interview, which features a woman in the crowd proudly wearing his freshly sweated-up headband:
It's nice of LeBron to give the fan's mom a Christmas present, but still -- ewwww. Even if it's soaked with the sweat of King James, we'd at least want rubber gloves before handling that thing, let alone wearing it.
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