Best New Years Gift For A Basketball Fan: Check Out This Gesture From An NBA Player
To celebrate the New Year, the National Basketball Association Houston Rockets and Miami Heat teams played a game the Houston Rockets lost. However, one player on the team, Jalen Green, wins hearts for a kind gesture.
The player, who serves as a shooting guard, noticed a young fan cheering his team on as he left for the locker room with his teammates. Instead of just walking past, Green took off his sneakers, walked over to the booth, and gave them to the fan before leaving the basketball court.
– ClutchFans (@clutchfans) January 1, 2022
The young fan can be seen grabbing the basketball and crying with joy as people applaud the gesture. The moment, which was captured by several fans, made the rounds on social media. Netizens praise Green for making Fan Day despite a tough game.
Jalen Green the best on and off the pitch, love https://t.co/s2ZC1aidG9
– Coolin (@FoolinNCoolin) January 1, 2022
This kid was hyped in every game, constantly getting up and doing the “ice in his / your veins” pose when JG punched a punch. Kid deserves it 100%, so happy for him man, he will remember it for a long time
– Rayz (@SportsRayz) January 1, 2022
They said Jalen was only talking about himself https://t.co/RTDvCuTqOf
– Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) January 1, 2022
I like I like I like these videos guy https://t.co/Lr0nSpdLYh
– Nick (@Nickwitzki) January 2, 2022
It’s adorable! Ultimately, acting on the pitch is secondary to the love you can give when you understand that every act of kindness you put forth will be remembered far longer than the W or L.
– Jack (@ nflq21a) January 1, 2022
This isn’t the first time Green has shown respect for his fans. For Thanksgiving, the 19-year-old partnered with Adidas and Shoe Palace to donate shoes, backpacks and other gear to underprivileged teens.
.@JalenGreen in partnership with @adidashoops and Shoe Palace to host a Thanksgiving teenage event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Jalen presented the group with an adidas backpack, gear and a pair of sneakers.#RocketsGiveBack ?? pic.twitter.com/Jx7hlEzbPK
– Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 24, 2021