In February, the Twitter hashtag #LeBronMeetsEbony went viral in support of a cancer-stricken high school athlete.
Ebony Nettles-Bey, a girls basketball player at Verona High School, got to meet her hero, LeBron James, before the Miami Heat’s game Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
LeBron and Ebony talked before the game, and Ebony got to lead the Heat in shoot arounds and out of the tunnel for the game.
She has stage-four cancer and said she was doing well and fighting it in a television interview with Sun Sports (a Fox Sports network).
More information about Ebony, via Fox Sports Wisconsin:
She’s played through the treatments and chemotherapy, averaging 4.3 points per game for Verona this past season. An all-conference player for Madison West High School as a sophomore before transferring to Verona for her junior season, Nettles-Bey reportedly made a verbal commitment to UW-Milwaukee before getting sick.
LeBron took a picture of him and Ebony and made a lengthy post on his Instagram account.
Tonight I had the privilege of meeting and making someone dream come dream. Basketball has put me in position that I will never take for granted. Being a hero to this girl Ebony is the reason that I keep going every single day! She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer out of nowhere towards the end of last year and force her to be home schooled and away from her friends. But didn’t stop her from doing what she loves more than anything and that’s playing basketball at Verona High outside of Milwaukee. Ebony your strength, courage and energy is out of this world and u will win and defeat this. I just know it! Love you forever and I got your back and front! #EbonyMetLeBron #CancerWho#EbonyEqualsStrong #StriveForGreatnessFollowing
From the Miami Heat Instagram account: