LeBron James offers to send sneakers to a young boy in the Dominican Republic who appears on a viral video and makes a great shot while playing basketball BAREFOOT
- Ronaldy Velez wowed hoop fans on social media when a video showed that he hit a shot without wearing shoes on a sidewalk in the Dominican Republic
- The 13-year-old boy closed his flip-flops before nailing an off-balanced basket that impressed LeBron James
- The NBA star has offered to donate Velez free sneakers
- Velez, a sixth grader, told DailyMail.com that Stephen Curry is his favorite player, but that James is the & # 39; best & # 39; is in the NBA
LeBron James was so impressed with the basketball skills of a barefoot teenager in the Dominican Republic that he sends him a pair of sneakers.
The triple NBA champion was impressed by Ronaldy Velez, 13, this week after watching footage of the boy who drilled a great shot while playing on a sidewalk nearby.
Velez appears in the viral video, recorded the afternoon of May 18 in Santiago and accepted the challenge of another neighborhood boy who was guarding him one-on-one.
Ronaldy Velez has become an instant sensation in the Dominican Republic and basketball fans outside the Caribbean island, including LeBron James, after playing barefoot basketball on a video
LeBron has offered to donate sneakers to a 13-year-old boy who appeared barefoot on a video as he sank a basketball through a hoop in the Dominican Republic
LeBron James was deeply impressed when he let Ronaldy Velez sink a basketball through the hoop while not wearing his sneakers. He took Thursday to Instagram under his user handle & # 39; kingjames & # 39; and offered the 13-year-old a new pair of sneakers
Then he crossed the boy with his dribble, drove to the left and turned around before he jumped a jumper without wearing his sneakers.
On Thursday, the sixth-ranking off-balance shot caught the attention of the 34-year-old superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers.
& # 39; I NEED SO MUCH THE INFO, so I can send him some kicks! & # 39; James wrote on Complex Instagram's Instagram account.
& # 39; In the meantime, keep baking with guys! & # 39;
Velez announced DailyMail., Com on Friday that his favorite basketball player is actually Golden State Stephen Curry because of the way he shoots the ball, although he thinks James is the best in the NBA. He is also a big fan of the NFL and retired quarterback Tony Romo.
Ronaldy Velez (bottom left) has received a massive follow-up of a viral video in which he was barefoot while playing basketball on a sidewalk near his home in the Dominican Republic
The 13-year-old hooper, who was born in the baseball-rich island of the Dominican Republic, hopes to one day play in the NBA
Just before he made the LeBron approved recording, Velez, who once dreamed of playing in the NBA one day, dropped his slippers because he had always preferred to play barefoot.
So far he has received the generous gift from two pairs of sneakers from two local people who were just as impressed as James.
Although Velez has not yet directly spoken to the 15-fold All-Star, he has a simple message to James who missed the postseason for the first time in his career.
& # 39; Keep going. He is the best. & # 39;
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