LeBron James Surprises High School Basketball Team with Free Sneakers

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistNovember 29, 2016
James Renshaw @jamesrenshaw99

Huge thanks to @KingJames for the awesome shoes and shirts today 🦅🔥 #comeoutofnowhere https://t.co/Re8goIplXK

This holiday season, LeBron James is fulfilling the role of sneaker Santa Claus.

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is donating footwear to children of all ages, including newborns, to commemorate last weekend's Ohio State-Michigan college football clash. He is also rewarding boys and girls basketball teams around the country for their success on and off the court.

The Baptist Preparatory School's boys basketball squad was the latest to receive Nike gear from James. One of its players, James Renshaw, captured their incredulous reaction in the video above, and head coach Brian Ross shared James' accompanying letter:

Brian Ross @CoachRoss12

Good day to be an Eagle!! Thanks @KingJames @nikebasketball for the shoes and shirts!! #ComeOutOfNowhere https://t.co/DQqthKPNLi

As one kid gleefully shouts, "I don't have to get new shoes!" Getting recognized by an NBA icon is one thing, but avoiding an arduous shopping process made his day.


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