9-year-old basketball star says LeBron James 'works as hard as me'

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:11:34 AM. LeBron James can rest easy knowing he “works as hard” as this 9-year-old basketball star from Pittsburgh. Karis Thomas is only 4 feet 6 inches tall, but the pint-sized point guard’s moves on the court are already catching the eye of colleges across the country. One of her all-time favorite...
LeBron James can rest easy knowing he “works as hard” as this 9-year-old basketball star from Pittsburgh. Karis Thomas is only 4 feet 6 inches tall, but the pint-sized point guard’s moves on the court are already catching the eye of colleges across the country. One of her all-time favorite players is the Cleveland Cavaliers star because “he’s a great athlete and he dunks real crazy, which I love,” she said on “Good Morning America” before casually adding, “he works as hard as me,” which got a laugh from the show’s anchors. "He works as hard as me. I want to meet him one day!" - 9-year-old basketball phenom Karis Thomas on @KingJames, her favorite player. #Cavs pic.twitter.com/6Lw5k4CbAS — Good Morning America (@GMA) November 14, 2017 The man who discovered Karis, coach Jamal Woodson, said the way they met is “an interesting story.” “We were holding a very competitive clinic for high school athletes and in comes this 4-foot nothing with her dad, barging in, trying to get in, and I tried to stop them and her dad was not having it,” Woodson said on “GMA” today, standing alongside Karis and her proud dad, Randy Thomas. “He was like, ‘Let my daughter play for just a little bit.’ I did not want to do it, but he insisted, and so I did. As soon she set foot on the court, she outshined the entire clinic of about 75 people.” Thomas family"She makes me so proud. She works so hard," her dad, Randy Thomas, said on "GMA." Karis also gained the attention of the Harlem Globetrotters,...Read more
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