LeBron James is the best scorer in the NBA. He recently passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the league’s all-time scoring list and increased his case for the greatest player of all time.
However, the LA Lakers superstar was out with an injury on Saturday night. Despite not being on the floor, James made one of his youngest fans very happy. During the game, the Lakers forward sat next to Gaia, a 12-year-old fan.
Gaia was very excited to be in the King’s presence as she talked about her amazing experience.
Gaia is one of LeBron James’ youngest fans and praised the LA Lakers forward
LeBron became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38 points against the OKC Thunder earlier this week. However, many fans thought he would accomplish this impressive feat against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Not surprisingly, James has caught fire and had several high-scoring games over the past two months, breaking the record sooner than expected. Gaia is one of James’ fans who bought tickets to the Warriors game, expecting LeBron to break the record there.
A young fan was talking about the four-time NBA champion as he sat right next to her.
“I look up and I see LeBron James,” said the young fan. “What goes through my head is like, ‘Oh my God, the greatest basketball player of all time is sitting next to me.’ I just went completely crazy… This is the best moment of my life.”
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Gaia attended the Lakers-Warriors game with her brother Liam and had the best seats in the house. The two of them sat next to the Lakers bench and thus got the chance to meet one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Unfortunately, the young fan was not allowed to talk to James during the game. However, this did not spoil the experience for her as she was very grateful to be in the presence of the legendary player.
The Lakers beat the Warriors without LeBron James
While Gaia felt amazing sitting next to her favorite basketball player, LeBron James also enjoyed the night. The Lakers beat the Warriors 109-103, which was huge.
Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and D’Angelo Russell, who were acquired before the trade deadline, all played in the game. They collected 31 points, and Russell led the way with 15 points.
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The Lakers are now two games out of the final playoff spot. They have two more games until the All-Star break and are hoping to get LeBron James back very soon.