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Lebron and a fan kissed after the Miami Heat's win over the Boston Celtics Friday, and many found the basketball player's love for the little girl adorable. Lebron James had just finished an interview when he spotted the young fan on the sideline waiting to meet him.
Lebron's fan kiss on the cheek, caught on video by the cameras, came after the Heat beat out the Celtics in a 109-101 victory. The NBA superstar gave his traditional post-game interview, highlighting the dynamics the team will have to work on to conquer the playoffs once again. Afterward, however, a little girl was waiting to meet him, and James did much more than simply notice her.
Instead of the usual autograph signing or a picture, Lebron took off his ever-present headband and placed it gently on her head. Topping off the once-in-a-lifetime moment for a young fan, he kissed her on the cheek. The little girl, who was there with her mother, was beaming from ear to ear while she posed for the camera with her gift.
Lebron had 20 points for the night, nine assists, and six rebounds for the night, but his performance was very nearly overshadowed by the antics of his teammate Chris Bosh. Before Lebron's cute kiss of the young fan, Bosh interrupted the post-game interview.
The Miami Heat star circled around Lebron and the sideline reporter, then jumped in front of the camera and headbutted a towel.
"Did he just a headbutt a towel? Did you just headbutt a towel?" the reporter asked, bemused. "He doesn't even wanna talk about it, it was so crazy."
"I'm at a loss for words right now with what just happened," Lebron responded, smiling. "He in the wrong sport."
Bosh isn't the only one to joke around on the court. Earlier in the season, Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician, was called to attempt a half-court shot for $75,000. When Drysch made it, Lebron rushed the man and tackled him to the ground. Drysch seemed all to happy to get a hug from the Miami Heat superstar.