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LeBron James takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati (pics)


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened up the exhibition season against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. And while the Cavs dropped the meaningless preseason match-up by a score of 98-96, something James did in the second half provided a great experience for some younger fans seated in the lower bowl of the arena.

During a break in the action in the third quarter, James decided to pull a Bryce Harper. Seated at the scorer’s table, the superstar took advantage of the lull and took a selfie with a large group of fans in the background.

Patrick Dillon, the director of marketing for Xavier Athletics, posted the pic to Twitter, an image that has been dubbed “The #LeBronSelfie.”

“I just knew everyone would want to see the selfie – myself included,” Dillon wrote in an email to “No media outlets had it. So I searched Twitter last night until I found it.”

James after the game explained his impromptu fraternization with the fans.

“The refs were looking at a play and we had time in between,” James said, via “Just being cordial with the fans. Like I said (Wednesday morning) these guys (in Cincinnati) don’t get an opportunity to see us all the time. It just popped into my head.”

Quite a thrill for those young fans in Cincy, to be sure.