Who said famous basketball stars don’t care about those in need? Well now we know LeBron James does — without so much as a second thought, he teamed up with the Make a Wish Foundation for an in-person shoot-around with a dying New York Knicks franchise.
Now that’s what I call giving back!
The unfortunate Knicks franchise has hit a rough patch lately, finishing with a losing record for five straight seasons. For years, friends and family kept hoping they would turn it around. But when doctors diagnosed their condition as terminal, Make a Wish Foundation stepped in to help them take the court for one last time against the greatest basketball player of our generation.
James has proven he’s not just one of those famous athletes who only cares about himself. For a full 48 minutes earlier this season, he showed the ailing Knickerbockers how to slam dunk, alley-oop, and nail a three-pointer right in a defender’s face.
“Hey look, I could tell these guys were going through some tough times and needed some inspiration,” said James. “It’s my duty as The King to give something back to the community.”
And LeBron didn’t stop there — he posted a picture of himself and the enfeebled Knicks on his Instagram account after the game with the caption, “These little fellas are the REAL heroes. SO BRAVE.”
“You should have seen the look on our guys’ faces the first time LeBron just cut through the lane untouched and dunked right in Michael Beasley’s face,” said Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek. “I haven’t seen them smile like that in months.”
Thanks, LeBron. You’ve shown us all the true meaning of charity.