LeBron James was excited to see reporter who had just returned from cancer surgery

Jeff Zillgitt and LeBron James interact during All-Star Weekend.Twitter

Despite recently turning 39 years oldLeBron James is still playing basketball at an elite level.

That led to him being selected for his 20th consecutive All-Star Game this season.

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While there during All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, a press conference was held for James’.

For the final question, it came courtesy of a reporter who was returning from a lengthy recovery from cancer.

Emotional LeBron James makes a grand gesture to a reporter who underwent successful cancer surgeryTwitter

“It’s f***ing great to see you. It’s so great to see you, Jeff. Love this. And the fact that you got the last question is even greater. And you tried to hide in the back, I love that as well. Wow, it’s great to see you.”

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Who is Jeff Zillgitt?

The reporter was Jeff Zillgitt. He was returning from cancer surgery, which he underwent last year. James had sent him a get-well message on Twitter at the time.


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Zillgitt has covered the NBA for USA Today Sports since 1995. He has covered some of the biggest sporting events in the world and earned the respect of colleagues and athletes alike.

It’s incredible to see James not only recognize, but shout out Zillgitt in a room filled to the brim with media members. No one can deny James has a kind heart, something Zillgitt can attest to.

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