LeBron James showed a little love to the fans in the nosebleeds

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A basketball game is one of the most intimate experiences of the sport. It can still be crowded and noisy, but you are much closer than in baseball or football. In a half empty room, you can hear the sound of sneakers on the court, the ball bouncing off the edge or the coach screaming after one of his players.

It also goes in the other direction. Fans of the highest seats can actually make their voices heard, which leads to great moments like this. The Los Angeles Lakers were facing the Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center on Sunday night and some fans at the (further away from the field) level desperately wanted to draw LeBron James' attention.

This is the dream of all crazy fans, right? And even if the video is a little blurry, you can say a lot about James' overall reaction. The fan shouts "LEBRON!" During a lull and James hears it. You can somehow see his eyebrows lift up when he realizes what's going on, then he points them out to thank them.

Imagine trying to do this at a baseball game or football. You can not – it's almost impossible. The place is so vast and once you have passed a certain point, your voice disappears. For a player to really notice you need a neon sign, a megaphone and some strobe lights.

LeBron James is watching from the bench during a basketball match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images)

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It was a little easier than usual to get James's attention. He has missed the last 16 games because of a groin injury, so he is sitting on the bench during healing. And that's another reason why James may not have been 100% in game mode. At times, basketball was pretty awful. The stretch highlighted below was absolutely atrocious.

Frame. And that's an understatement. The Lakers won 116-102, but with those 30 seconds of basketball, one wonders if one or the other of the two teams should have won.

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