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SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 27: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in action during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on December 27, 2013 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** LeBron James
During Tuesday’s night game against the New Orleans Pelicans, LeBron James had a little moment that was worthy of the famous “Kiss Cam.”
A hard foul caused James to land near the courtside seats which prompted him to rise to feet and exchange a few words with a female fan before giving her a kiss to remember. After the kiss, James calmly walked back onto the court to resume play while the fan no doubt needed a few minutes to catch her breath.
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This isn’t the first time that James has been affectionate on the court . Last season, James found himself embracing a lucky fan who just drained a half-court shot. The All-Star hugged the fan who took home $75,000 for his feat.
Flying into the seats is something that has happened at other times for James, a high energy player and a guy who isn’t afraid to take a leap for a ball to save it from going out of bounds.
In one game last year, James found himself hitting Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria like a torpedo which almost knocked Loria flat on his back.
Loria who has courtside seats for the Heat grabbed onto James for dear life and the Heat star was able to keep the chair and the owner from falling down while maintaining his own balance. As usual in these courtside interactions, James afterwards just calmly walked back onto the court like nothing happened.
Being playful and loose is something James has become known for via his video-bombing antics during teammate interviews. It’s a natural progression to take that courtside to the fans that are ultimately paying his salary. What may be a quick and forgetful moment for James no doubt creates a lifelong memory for the lucky fan he approaches.