LeBron James Invites HS Basketball Player with Cancer to Pregame Warm-Ups

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 30, 2014


Before the Miami Heat's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, LeBron James gave one fan a memory that will last a lifetime.

Before the game, LeBron invited Ebony Nettles-Bey, a 16-year-old basketball player who's currently battling cancer, to the pregame warm-ups to shoot some hoops with her idol.

Nettles-Bey also stood with the team during the national anthem.

After the game, James took to Instagram to share his experience: 

He captioned the photo with the following message: 

Tonight I had the privilege of meeting and making someone dream come dream. Basketball has put me in position that I will never take for granted. Being a hero to this girl Ebony is the reason that I keep going every single day! She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer out of nowhere towards the end of last year and force her to be home schooled and away from her friends. But didn't stop her from doing what she loves more than anything and that's playing basketball at Verona High outside of Milwaukee. Ebony your strength, courage and energy is out of this world and u will win and defeat this. I just know it! Love you forever and I got your back and front! #EbonyMetLeBron #CancerWho #EbonyEqualsStrong #StriveForGreatness

[Instagram, h/t For The Win]


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