We only see his talent for 14 seconds, but it was enough to impress everyone, including LeBron James. In a video that has now gone viral, 13-year-old Dominican boy Roldany Velez is seen on a Santiago street crossing over his opponent and then tossing in a fadeaway jump shot, all while barefoot.
As the video has made the rounds online, people have commented on his skills, and some, like James, have offered to send him some shoes. On an Instagram post, he wrote, “I NEED INFO ASAP so I can send him some kicks!! In the meantime keep frying them dudes ?????”
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Cuando haces las cosas de corazón Dios te premia , nuestra intención solo es ayudar a ese niño para que pueda jugar el deporte que tanto ama como se debe esto es sólo el comienzo de un proyecto que será GRANDE POR QUE ASÍ DIOS LO QUIZO………. . . ETIQUETEN A LEBRON JAMES VAMOS HACER QUE AYUDE A ESTE NIÑO . . . . . #untenisParaRodalny #lebronjames #santiago
The Kid Mero also saw the video and wanted to share Roldany some shoes.
YERRRRR TWITTER FIND ME THIS KID IM SENDIN HIM KICKS https://t.co/wH1jLm8qa9
— THE KID MERO (@THEKIDMERO) May 23, 2019
In an interview with Enfoque Final, Roldany said he was surprised. “I said, ‘Wow, how strange. LeBron saw this video,'” he said. “I felt great.”
Though many pointed out that he was barefoot, Roldany explained that he had chancletas, but he decided to take them off, so he could be more unstoppable.
Regardless, the young boy did get his new kicks.