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LeBron James to terminally ill women’s college basketball player: ‘Thank you for inspiring me’

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LeBron James’ love for underdogs is well established, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring underdog than Lauren Hill.

Hill, a Mount St. Joseph freshman forward, has inoperable brain cancer. Mount St. Joseph’s first game against against Hiram College was moved up so she could play. In her college debut, she made a heartwarming layup:

LeBron responded:

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You are simply and truly “AMAZING” Lauren Hill!!! Thank you for inspiring me and I’ll try my best to match you! Congrats on your game. Also be looking out for a package from I to You! You’re Awesome!!!Follow

Well done, LeBron.