LeBron James is the NBA’s most popular player. Famous people flocked to Miami to meet him when he was with the Heat. LeBron is so popular, some of them will even visit Cleveland to see him.
But every once in a while, we come across someone LeBron is in awe of.
Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate Middleton, will be in attendance for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
“It’s an honor,” James said before the Cavs practiced in New York City on Sunday. “It’s a huge honor. The stuff that you read about, people like them are only in books growing up. And to hear that they’re coming to town to see me play and they want to see me do what I do best, it’s a huge honor.”
James told reporters he has only seen Will and Kate “on television and the Internet and things, just like the rest of you,” and hopes to get a personal audience with the pair at Barclays Center.
“I would like to,” James said. “They are going to be at the game so hopefully I get the opportunity to interact with them a little bit. We’ll see what happens.”
It’s surely not a coincidence the royal couple picked this game, and I doubt it’s because of Deron Williams. I bet LeBron gets that face-to-face interaction.