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21 Times LeBron James Was Just So Incredibly Likable

Just because he's not on your team doesn't mean you can't appreciate his greatness.

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No matter where your NBA loyalties lie, there are countless reasons to love LeBron James.

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1. First and foremost, he's a man of the people, whether he's taking a selfie with some young fans...


2. ...or congratulating a Special Olympian and giving him his sneakers at a game.


3. He was even genuinely excited to celebrate with a fan who hit a $75,000 half-court shot.


4. LeBron goes hard when it comes to Halloween costumes. Throughout the years he's dressed up as everyone from Pennywise, to Prince, and Danny Zuko.

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5. Once he dressed up as a Blaze Pizza employee, and tried to casually blend in while serving customers.

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6. He proudly shares loving posts like this one to his wife on Instagram.

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7. Not to mention, LeBron is one of the world's most charitable athletes. His foundation pledged $41 million to send every kid who finishes his program to college.

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8. His highly-criticized event, The Decision, actually raised $2.5 million for the Boys and Girls Club.


9. And he designed a shoe for kids with disabilities, then helped deliver some of them himself.

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10. LeBron turns into a passionate fan like the rest of us when watching his sons play.

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11. He's also a big fan of wine, and the king of #VinoChronicles.

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12. He's not above expressing himself with a good, old-fashioned meme on social media.

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13. He's got great taste in television.

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14. He's not afraid to share his opinions of the behavior of politicians publicly.

U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

15. And he's used his platform to speak on social and political issues.

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16. Though, sometimes he just uses his platform in a relatable manner, sharing his outfit of the day, just like anybody else who is feeling their look.

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17. He's also brilliantly, subtly, petty. For example, one time he wore an "Ultimate Warrior," shirt, after beating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. #OneForTheLand

18. And of course, one of his most lovable traits that can't go without mention: his skilled, enthusiastic dancing. He dances before games...


19. ...during games...


20. ...and sometimes even directly after games.


21. On top of ALL that, watching him play basketball is a real treat, and fans of the sport shouldn't take it for granted.

Because let's be real, disliking LeBron James is the basketball equivalent of not liking puppies.
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Because let's be real, disliking LeBron James is the basketball equivalent of not liking puppies.

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