LeBron James is looking to make it up to the youngster he violently slam-dunked on with a pair of autographed shoes.
Earlier this month, a video surfaced on YouTube where LeBron James was seen playing knockout with a bunch of kids at the LeBron James Skill Academy in Akron, Ohio. Towards the end of the video, a young kid who’s no taller than about 5 feet is seen putting up a shot that he ends up missing. As the kid runs in to field the rebound and attempt a quick layup, LeBron suddenly comes into the picture from the side of the court (where he was chasing a rebound himself) to finish off with a powerful one-handed dunk, taking the pint-sized youngster out in the process. The kid took a minute to realize what happened, shook it off, got up and became the center of attention from his friends, who were more than thrilled with what just happened.
Since being posted on July 1st, the video has racked up close to 32,000 views and has brought a lot of negative comments from viewers, probably most who hated LeBron to begin with based on his decision to leave Cleveland. Neither here nor there, negative attention is something LeBron looses sleep over, so he’s looking to turn the tables and become the good guy who didn’t just take out a kid the size of his right arm. According to DrJays Live, LeBron is offering the kid a pair of signed sneakers as an apology. The kid probably now wishes he was from Cali and not Ohio and got dunked on by Kobe at his Skill Academy rather than LeBron’s. But hey, you take what you can get.
The video of the aforementioned Dunk follows below.