LeBron James delivers a victory in more ways than one in Boston
From staff and wire reports|
Dec 16, 2015 at 8:28 AM
During a break in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 89-77 victory over the Celtics Tuesday night in Boston, the home team honored Aaron Miller.
Miller, 16, is a local high school student who was born with severe brain damage and was told by doctors he would be physically and mentally paralyzed for life. But after "thousands of hours" of surgery and physical therapy, he competes on his school's golf and basketball teams.
Although he was booed throughout the night by Celtics fans, LeBron James came over and patted Miller on the head, bringing a huge smile to his face.
"I saw what he had been through, and I see where he is now," James said. "It wasn't for you guys. It's not for the fans. It was for him."
And it's just another sign of James' incredible growth since he went on ESPN and told a national audience in July 2010 that he was leaving the Cavs for the Miami Heat.