Kane recounts taking Sharp to meet LeBron

Kane recounts taking Sharp to meet LeBron

July 27, 2013, 7:00 pm
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Mark Strotman

Patrick Kane is most of the familiar faces in the NHL and has never had a problem with confidence, but the same apparently can't be said about his teammate, Patrick Sharp.

Speaking the sixth annual Blackhawks Convention, Kane was asked during his seminar about the time he and Sharp met now-two-time MVP and NBA champion LeBron James.

Before the Heat squared off against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 27, Kane and Sharp, who were sitting courtside, had a photo opportunity with James.

As Kane recalls, Sharp instantly became starstruck upon taking the court and seeing James.

[RELATED: LeBron congratulates Kane, Blackhawks on Stanley Cup Final]

"I got a chance to meet him and Sharpie was there, and Sharpie's like, 'You gotta get me in the picture.' So [LeBron] said hi real quick and Sharpie was just so mind-boggled he couldn't think at that time. I was like, Sharpie, come on.' And he couldn't think at that time, but finally he came in the picture and we got a couple good shots."

Before recalling the meeting, Kane said he is a big fan of the four-time MVP James, who much like Kane had to mature to grow into a champion. 

"I'm a big LeBron fan, I know people aren't gonna want to hear that," Kane said to a smattering of boos. "I think he's a guy for me to look up to since he's silenced all his critics from winning championships and being the best player in the world. So he's someone for me to look up to, so it was fun."

Kane got the crowd back on his side by mentioning the Bulls beat the Heat on that March afternoon, ending Miami's 27-game win streak, second longest in NBA history.

After the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Final, James tweeted out a picture of a Blackhawks jersey with his name and No. 6 on the back, congratulating Kane and the Hawks.