BOSTON, Ma. — LeBron may have some new fans in Boston.
Special Olympics athlete Aaron Miller was honored during halftime Tuesday night at the Celtics vs. Cavs game at the TD Garden. Aaron had been named MVP at a recent basketball tournament.
James ran over to say ‘hi’ to Aaron after seeing him on the Jumbotron.
James said the teenager was wearing shoes from the LeBron shoe line. The line was released this summer for people with special needs.
In an interview after the game, James said he was moved to reach out to Aaron after seeing his story and then realizing he was wearing his shoes.
“This game is so much more than basketball,” said James. “I felt like I was a part of him, so I was just showing him my respect. It’s not for you guys, it’s not for the fans. It’s for him.”
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Later, James gave Aaron his own game shoes.
James ended up leading the Cavs to an 89-77 win over the Celtics.