There really are two sides to every person.
Although he has been tagged as the NBA's top villain, LeBron James has a soft spot for the men and women in the United States Military.
A few weeks ago the Miami Heat team plane stopped at Will Rogers airport in Oklahoma City to refuel. A number of players exited the aircraft to kill time while the plane was worked over.
Team security officials made sure none of the unwashed got near the Heat hoop heroes.
This included a group of military helicopter pilots, also stopping over in Oklahoma to refuel. One of these military men asked a security official if he could get a photo with one of the players, after being swiftly rejected, LeBron stepped in, according to the Daily Oklahoman.
He turned to the servicemen. "Get your camera up," he said.
He started to wave the servicemen over but noticed that some of the players weren't yet on their feet. "Hey, everybody get up," he said. "Get in a circle here. Anybody that wants their picture taken with us, we'll do it."
Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman reports Heat players followed LeBron's direction and made themselves available to the close to five dozen helicopter pilots and crewmen who wanted a photograph.
All things considered, LeBron and the Heat should be commended for picking up some serious good karma points.
By the way, Miami returned to Oklahoma City on Sunday night, only to lose big against Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
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