A seat with basketball royalty.
One young fan ended up with the best seat in the house when she was seated next to LeBron James during the Lakers game on Saturday night.
James had been ruled out of Los Angeles’ game against the Warriors due to an ankle injury. The NBA’s all-time scoring leader casually strolled down the Chase Center sideline, sitting in an open seat at the end of the Lakers bench beside the 12-year-old fan.
The stunned fan, whose name is Gaia, became starstruck as her eyes widened and her mouth dropped when James, wearing a bright green beanie, was seated next to her.
Seemingly unable to control her excitement, the starstruck fan covered her mouth and had to look away from James.
“I’m not as tall as him, obviously, so I could only see his shoes,” Gaia told ESPN, still sitting next to James on the sidelines. “When I looked up, I…