Watch: LeBron James surprises Special Olympics athlete during Cavs game

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BOSTON, Mass. – While most Oklahomans hold Thunder players in the highest regard, an NBA superstar is winning hearts across the country.

LeBron James is known for his domination on the court, but he recently showed his softer side during a game against the Boston Celtics.

Special Olympics athlete Aaron Miller was honored Tuesday night during the Celtics vs Cavaliers game.

Miller had been named MVP at a recent basketball tournament.

After he was honored, LeBron James ran across the court to congratulate him.

During an interview after the game, James says he couldn’t hear Miller’s whole story but saw that he was wearing shoes from the LeBron shoe line.

“I designed those shoes for kids with conditions where they’re not able to put their own shoes, tie their own shoestrings, and he had a pair on,” James said. “When I saw that and I saw his story, I don’t know, I felt like I was a part of him; just showing him my respect.”

Later, James gave Miller his own game shoes.