LeBron James is definitely more than an athlete.
The NBA star made a young fan’s night at the Cavaliers game against the Phoenix Suns in Arizona on Tuesday, after spotting his sign reading, “King James, you are more than an athlete #NeverShutUp.” After checking out of the game for the night, James handed off his shooting sleeve to the kid, who was sitting courtside.
Fans quickly took to Twitter to commend the basketball pro, who was called out by Fox News host Laura Ingraham for speaking out about politics. In an insult-laden rant last month, Ingraham said, “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball… Keep the political comments to yourselves. … Shut up and dribble.”
“I am more than an athlete,” James later posted to Instagram, adding, “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”
See Tuesday’s sweet moment below:
“Thank you kid and I’ll continue to inspire you as well as others!” he captioned a photo of his fan’s sign on Wednesday.
See more on James in the video below.
More From ET