Lakers’ LeBron James reacts to meeting up with Bill Clinton after beating Nets
The Los Angeles Lakers came out victorious against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at Barclays Center, 128-113.
Aside from the many in-game highlights provided by some of the game’s biggest stars, another memorable moment during the evening involved LeBron James and former United States President Bill Clinton, who happened to be sitting courtside during the contest:
For his part, LeBron admitted that it was a personal honor for him to have been able to have a quick chat with such an esteemed personality:
“Between him and Barack (Obama), my presidents, guys that I’ve just admired, when Bill was in office and obviously when Barack in office,” James said, via Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports. “To be able to have a personal relationship with Barack and being able to go up to Bill and he knows me, it’s just surreal.”
LeBron went on to explain exactly why he cherishes these types of moments:
“I know you all get sick and tired of hearing about the kid from Akron, you have no idea where I come from and the odds that were stacked up against me, to have moments where I can shake the President of the United States’ hand and be on a first-name basis, it’s crazy,” he added.
LeBron James had another outstanding performance against the Nets, logging a game-high 27 points (on 11-of-19 shooting), three triples, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal, and a block. That’s now back-to-back wins for the Lakers, who will look to make it three straight in a tough matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.