LeBron James: 34-point performance ‘absolutely’ inspired by Leah Still

Thursday January 7th, 2016

After scoring 34 points in the Cavaliers’ 121–115 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night, LeBron James said his performance was “absolutely” inspired by the presence in the arena of Leah Still. 

Still, whose father Devon is an NFL player, battled a rare form of cancer for more than a year and has been in remission since November. 

“I knew she was going to be there tonight, and her and Zhuri, my baby girl, are my two favorite women in the world. They’re just unbelievable,” James said, according to ESPN.com. “I know my mom and my wife will be a little bit jealous, but they got to take a backseat to those two. Just her strength and her courage and what she's been through over the last few years, man, it's uplifting to all of us, and it's always great seeing her, for sure.”

Still, wearing a LeBron jersey, got to meet James before the game. 

• LeBron James signs jersey for Devon Still’s daughter Leah

Devon Still, who was out of the NFL last year, signed a futures contract with the Houston Texans on Wednesday. 

- Dan Gartland

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