I use to work in the sports field and I had first hand experience in how the athletes deal with the fans. I thought it was really cool how the WNBA made it a point that the athletes interact with the fans. I only hoped that the other athletes from other sports teams did the same with their fans.
This past week, I think LeBron James has shown that he does care about his fans and fans of his sport.
LeBron James makes an impression on troops at OKC airport
By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel7:19 p.m. CDT, March 25, 2012OKLAHOMA CITY—
First, it was being the catalyst in the Heat team photograph showing support for Trayvon Martin’s family.
Now, Miami Heat forward LeBron James impressed with another feel-good moment. On Sunday, The Oklahoman reported James’ nice gesture when the team stopped to refuel on the way to Portland three weeks ago.The newspaper, quoting an airport worker, said James urged the Heat players to take photos and sign autographs for military personnel. They, too, had stopped to refuel a dozen helicopters, according to the article.
James confirmed the story after the morning shootaround, saying he felt it was necessary to show support of the troops.
“These are guys who put their life in danger every day,” James said.
“If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be free. They give us freedom every day. It’s ironic that they would be there at the airport the same time we were there. I got the team together. We all took a picture with all of them. I had a great conversation with them. They do so many great things for America, for all of us. The least we could do was take a picture with them.”
Here is a photo LeBron James posted.
In this image posted to Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James’ Twitter page, Miami Heat players wear team hoodies. Heat stars Dwyane Wade and James decided, Thursday, March 22, 2012, to make their reactions about the Trayvon Martin situation public, and James felt the best way to do that was the team photo with everyone wearing hoodies. Martin, an unarmed black teenager wearing a hooded sweat shirt, was shot to death on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer. Photo: LeBron James Via Twitter / AP
TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer
Updated 07:36 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012
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