Growing up an NBA fan, one of your greatest desires is to meet one of the stars whom you admire so much.
You hope that your interaction with them doesn't change your opinion of their greatness, but rather enhances them as a great person as well as an incredible athlete.
Sometimes we forget that professional athletes are human, just like the rest of us. Your once-in-a-lifetime interaction with them might catch them on a bad day or in the wrong mood.
There are instances where these guys just want to be left alone.
However, there are some NBA players who always welcome their fans and show their gratitude for the incredible support they receive. These are the guys we elevate to a higher status, the ones who we hate to argue against or say anything bad about even in heated sports-talk discussions.
They are the ones who always seem to be smiling in photos, who aren't hesitant to connect with fans through social media, who generously give back to their communities.
Who are these players? Let's take a look.